Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin
Franklin
1706
1790

American Statesman, Philosopher, Writer, Inventor, Printer, Scientist, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States

Author Quotes

He that can have patience can have what he will.

Righteousness, or justice, is, undoubtedly of all the virtues, the surest foundation on which to create and establish a new state. But there are two nobler virtues, industry and frugality, which tend more to increase the wealth, power and grandeur of the community, than all the others without them.

A long life may not be good enough but a good life is long enough.

Honesty is the best policy.

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

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

How many observe Christ's birthday! How few his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.

Strict punctuality is a cheap virtue.

Approve not of him who commends all you say.

If Passion drives, let Reason hold the Reins.

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.

As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.

If principle is good for anything, it is worth living up to.

The ancients tell us what is best; but we must learn of the moderns what is fittest.

Author Picture
First Name
Benjamin
Last Name
Franklin
Birth Date
1706
Death Date
1790
Bio

American Statesman, Philosopher, Writer, Inventor, Printer, Scientist, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States