Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin
Franklin
1706
1790

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

Author Quotes

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

Be sober and temperate and you will be healthy.

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.

Calamity and Prosperity are the Touchstones of Integrity.

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead,, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.

Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all thins to industry. Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.

In dealings between man and man, truth, sincerity and integrity are of the utmost importance to the felicity of life.

Doing an Injury puts you below your Enemy; Revenging one makes you even with him; Forgiving it sets you above him.

Innocence is its own defense.

Education begins with life. Before we are aware the foundations of character are laid, and subsequent teaching avails but little to remove or alter 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.

Keep Conscience clear, then never fear.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, an scarcely in that; for it is true, we may give advice, but we cannot give conduct. Remember this; they that will not be counseled cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you over your knuckles.

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

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