Famous Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”

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

There never was a good war or a bad peace.”

He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas.”

Better slip with foot than tongue.”

Look before, or you'll find yourself behind.”

Don't throw stones at your neighbors, if your own windows are glass.”

He that would live in peace & at ease, Must not speak all he knows or judge all he sees.”

Well done is better than well said.”

A right Heart exceeds all.”

What you seem to be, be really.”

A true Friend is the best Possession.”

No gains without pains.”

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander Time; for that's the Stuff Life is made of.”

Lost Time is never found again.”

When you're good to others, you're best to yourself.”

Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good.”

Hide not your Talents, they for Use were made. What's a Sun-Dial in the shade!”

Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack'd, and never well mended.”

What more valuable than Gold? Diamonds. Than Diamonds? Virtue.”

Haste makes Waste.”

Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.”

It is better to take many Injuries than to give one.”

Wish not so much to live long as to live well.”

A place for everything, everything in its place.”

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

You may delay, but time will not.”

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

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.”

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

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

He that can have patience can have what he will.”

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.”

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.”

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”

When you're testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet.”

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.”

We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”

A friend in need is a friend indeed!”

There are two ways to increase your wealth. Increase your means or decrease your wants. The best is to do both at the same time.”

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

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

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.”

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”

Never confuse motion with action.”

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.”

To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.”

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.”

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.”

Speak little, do much.”

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.”

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

Security without liberty is called prison.”

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.”

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”

In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”

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

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

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.”

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