Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

"A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats."

Benjamin Franklin

"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."

Benjamin Franklin

"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over."

Benjamin Franklin

"All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse."

Benjamin Franklin

"All would live long, but none would be old."

Benjamin Franklin


"Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One."

Benjamin Franklin

"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none."

Benjamin Franklin


"Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing."

Benjamin Franklin

"Beware of the young doctor and the old barber."

Benjamin Franklin

"Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor."

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin


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

Benjamin Franklin


"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."

Benjamin Franklin


"God heals, and the doctor takes the fees."

Benjamin Franklin


"Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is."

Benjamin Franklin


He is ill clothed that is bare of virtue.

Benjamin Franklin


He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.

Benjamin Franklin
He that can have patience can have what he will.

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

Benjamin Franklin


He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin



He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees.

Benjamin Franklin
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