>Benjamin Franklin Quotes

>Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.

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

A good example is the best sermon.

There are three great friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunity as you do at conclusions.

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards.

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.

Eat to live, and not live to eat.

Take time for all things; great haste makes great waste.

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.

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.

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

He that cannot obey, cannot command.


Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

God helps those that help themselves.

Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.

He that lies down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas.

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

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

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

He does not possess wealth that allows it to possess him.

Half a truth is often a great lie.

Those things that hurt, instruct.

-Benjamin Franklin