Inspirational Benjamin Franklin Quotes and Sayings

I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin

Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.

Benjamin Franklin

For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.

Benjamin Franklin

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Benjamin Franklin

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

Benjamin Franklin

Speak little, do much.

Benjamin Franklin

All the little money that ever came into my hands was ever laid out in books.

Benjamin Franklin

To cease to think creatively is to cease to live

Benjamin Franklin

The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality: that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality nothing will do, and with them everything.

Benjamin Franklin

You only have the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself.

Benjamin Franklin

All highly competent people continually search for ways to keep learning, growing, and improving. They do that by asking WHY. After all, the person who knows HOW will always have a job, but the person who knows WHY will always be the boss.

Benjamin Franklin

Reading was the only amusement I allowed myself.

Benjamin Franklin

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

Benjamin Franklin

Thinking aloud is a habit which is responsible for most of mankind’s misery.

Benjamin Franklin

Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the be.

Benjamin Franklin

He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.

Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.

Benjamin Franklin

I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody.

Benjamin Franklin

Without Freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom;and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.

Benjamin Franklin

Clean your Finger, before you point at my Spots.

Benjamin Franklin

The securest place is a prison cell, but there is no liberty.

Benjamin Franklin

He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.

Benjamin Franklin

The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.

Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

Benjamin Franklin

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Benjamin Franklin

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

Benjamin Franklin

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.

Benjamin Franklin

If you give up your freedom for safety, you don’t deserve either one.

Benjamin Franklin

A man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all the doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false.

Benjamin Franklin

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.

Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.

Benjamin Franklin

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations get corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

Benjamin Franklin

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

Benjamin Franklin

Life, like a dramatic piece, should not only be conducted with regularity, but it should finish handsomely

Benjamin Franklin

He that is the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

Benjamin Franklin

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes

Benjamin Franklin

Honesty is the best policy.

Benjamin Franklin

Don’t cry over spilled milk.

Benjamin Franklin

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