Benjamin Franklin Quotes

1706 - 1790

Benjamin Franklin
Be inspired by the words of wisdom in our collection of Benjamin Franklin quotes. He had diversified career; he was a printer, but is also famous for his work as a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, and a philosopher. One of his greatest accomplishments is his role in seperating the American colonies from Great Britian. Some of his other accomplishments include inventing the Franklin stove, the lightning rod, and bifocal spectacles.

"Some people die at twenty-five and aren't buried until they are seventy-five."
Benjamin Franklin
Age   |  


"If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
Benjamin Franklin
Knowledge   |  


"Well done, is better than well said."
Benjamin Franklin
Inspirational Quotes  |  


"And now I speak of thanking God, I desire with all humility to acknowledge that I owe the mentioned happiness of my past life to His kind providence, which lead me to the means I used and gave them success."
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
God   |  


"At the working man's house hunger looks in but dares not enter."
Benjamin Franklin
Work   |  


"The noblest question in the world is What good may I do in it?"
Benjamin Franklin
Good   |  


"Having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity, the conducing means I made use of, which with the blessing of God so well succeeded, my posterity may like to know, as they may find some of them suitable to their own situations, and therefore fit to be imitated."
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Blessed   |  


Have you something to do tomorrow? Do it today.
Benjamin Franklin
Procrastination   |  


Blame-all and Praise-all are two blockheads.
Benjamin Franklin
Blame   |  


"We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately."
Benjamin Franklin
Teamwork   |  


"He that lives upon hope will die fasting."
Benjamin Franklin
Hope   |  


"Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship."
Benjamin Franklin
Focus   |


"You may delay, but time will not."
Benjamin Franklin
Time   |  


"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."
Benjamin Franklin
Choices   |  


"The doors of wisdom are never shut."
Benjamin Franklin
Wise   |  


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


"Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame."
Benjamin Franklin
Anger   |  

Quotes about Benjamin Franklin

From early childhood Franklin was celebrated for his physical beauty, his athletic vigor and his imperturbable good nature. His companions invariably recognized him as their natural leader.
John S.C. Abbott Benjamin Franklin
Leadership   |  


Franklin was a close observer of human conduct, and recognized at an early age that certain attitudes and behaviors are more conducive to success and happiness than others. He had observed that happiness seemed to be more related to what went on within a person than without.
George Rogers, Benjamin Franklin's The Art of Virtue
Happiness   |  


The life of Benjamin Franklin is of importance to every American primarily because of the part he played in securing the independence of the United States and in establishing it as a nation.
Frank Woodworth Pine, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Life   |  


Many people associate Franklin with being the inventor of the lightning rod. A few might know that he also invented bifocal lenses and was one of the foremost scientists of his time.
Mark Steinberg, Benjamin Franklin: Statesman, Patriot, and Entrepreneur
Famous Quotes  |


Many successful people all over the world credit him (Benjamin Franklin) with providing insightful advice on how to lead a successful and fruitful life. His experience has taught many people the right ways to lead an effective and successful life.
Sam Rees, Benjamin Franklin: 48 Leadership and Life-Changing Lessons from Benjamin Franklin
Success   |  


He (Benjamin Franklin) was, during his eighty-four-year-long life, America's best scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, and business strategist, and he was also one of its most practical, though not most profound, political thinkers.
Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Positive   |  

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