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60 Popular Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Famous Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States was a well known author, political theorist, diplomat, politician, scientist, civic activist, inventor, statesman, printer and postmaster. In several ways he “The First American”, he drafted the Constitution of the United States and Declaration of Independence. Here are some of most popular quotes that one uses or might be using in daily life in some or the other way.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

  1. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin
  3. “Honesty is the best policy.” – Benjamin Franklin
  4. “Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin
  5. “Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.” – Benjamin Franklin
  6. “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” – Benjamin Franklin
  7. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
  8. “It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” – Benjamin Franklin
  9. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin
  10. “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” – Benjamin Franklin
  11. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” – Benjamin Franklin
  12. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin
  13. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin
  14. “Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.” – Benjamin Franklin
  15. “Distrust and caution are the parents of security.” – Benjamin Franklin
  16. “Never confuse motion with action.” – Benjamin Franklin
  17. “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” – Benjamin Franklin
  18. “To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” – Benjamin Franklin
  19. “Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.” – Benjamin Franklin
  20. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin
  21. “Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” – Benjamin Franklin
  22. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin
  23. “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
  24. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
  25. “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin
  26. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
  27. “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.” – Benjamin Franklin
  28. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
  29. “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half-shut afterwards.” – Benjamin Franklin
  30. “Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
  31. “One today is worth two tomorrows.” – Benjamin Franklin
  32. “Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.” – Benjamin Franklin
  33. “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
  34. “You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin
  35. “I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.” – Benjamin Franklin
  36. “Fatigue is the best pillow.” – Benjamin Franklin
  37. “If we do not hang together, we will all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin
  38. “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” – Benjamin Franklin
  39. “Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” – Benjamin Franklin
  40. “Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
  41. “Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” – Benjamin Franklin
  42. “He that speaks much, is much mistaken.” – Benjamin Franklin
  43. “There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.” – Benjamin Franklin
  44. “Beware the hobby that eats.” – Benjamin Franklin
  45. “A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.” – Benjamin Franklin
  46. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin
  47. “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin
  48. “Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.” – Benjamin Franklin
  49. “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin
  50. “Drinking beer doesn’t make you fat, It makes you lean….Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.” – Benjamin Franklin
  51. “Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.” – Benjamin Franklin
  52. “What maintains one vice would bring up two children.” – Benjamin Franklin
  53. “When in doubt, don’t.” – Benjamin Franklin
  54. “Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.” – Benjamin Franklin
  55. “A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.” – Benjamin Franklin
  56. “Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.” – Benjamin Franklin
  57. “A penny saved is two pence clear, A pin a day’s a groat a year.” – Benjamin Franklin
  58. “To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.” – Benjamin Franklin
  59. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin
  60. “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

Above are the famous quotes by Benjamin Franklin which are even used in day to day life. If you have more of his popular quotes, feel free to add them through your comments.