Ben Franklin Quotes and Sayings

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

Ben Franklin on Money and Finance

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Remember that credit is money.

Rather go to bed supperless than to rise in debt.

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

Tis against some men’s principle to pay interest, and seems against others interest to pay the principal.

Ere you consult your fancy, consult your purse.

Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and spend one penny less than thy clear gains; then shall thy pocket begin to thrive; creditors will not insult, nor want oppress, nor hungriness bite, not nakedness freeze thee.

He that wait upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office, of profit and honor.

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.

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

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for any empty bag to stand upright.

Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.

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

Wealth is not his that has it, but he who enjoys it.

Ben Franklin Quotes on Education

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

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

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Benjamin Franklin Quotes on God and Religion

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it.

God heals and the doctor takes the fee.

Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.

Ben Franklin Quotes about wine

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.

Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.

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Energy and persistence conquer all things.

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

He who won’t be counseled can’t be helped.

To bear other peoples afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement.

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

Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.

Constant complaint is the poorest sort of of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.

Singularity in the right hath ruined many; happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.

A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.

Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

Despair ruins some, presumption many.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

The discontented man finds no easy chair.

Eat to please thyself, dress to please others.

There are more old drunkards than old doctors.

A fat kitchen, a kean will.

There is no little enemy.

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Little strokes fell great oaks.

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.

Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time out to make the worst man good.

Take time for all things: great haste makes, great waste

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart.

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.

There is much difference in imitating a good man and counterfeiting him.

I am lord of myself, accountable to none.

He  that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.

Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the  same life from it’s beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second addition to correct some faults in the first.

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.

A place for everything, everything in it’s place.

He that can have patience can have what he wll.

Applause waits on success.

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Hear reason, or she will make you feel her.

Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.

He that is secure is not safe.

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

Fatigue is the best pillow.

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

A small leak will sink a great ship.

We must hang together or assuredly we shall hang separately.

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.

They that are on their guard  and appear ready to receive their adversities, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent.

Our necessities never equal our wants.

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

In this world nothing is sure but death and taxes.

Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.

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