Benjamin Franklin Quotes Page 2
“Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may be disappointed; strive to be the best, and you may succeed: He may well win the race that runs by himself.”
Inspirational Quotes |
“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth reading.”
“Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
“A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.”
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
“Plough deep while sluggards sleep and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.”
“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.”
Funny Quotes about Life |
“Drive thy business or it will drive thee.”
“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”
Quotes about Being Happy |
“Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.”
“Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.”
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
“If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.”
“Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.”
“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade.”
Words of Encouragement |
Quotes about Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin, inspired by his love of reading, cultivated friendly relations with the clerks in the bookstores. From them he borrowed interesting volumes, which he took home in the evening with the utmost care, and having spent most of the night in reading, would return them at an early hour in the morning, before the master of the shop had time to miss them.
John S.C. Abbott, Benjamin Franklin
Over the course of a long life, in private letters as well as public documents, Franklin was wholly consistent in the values he espoused and in the beliefs that guided him. In every respect they are contrary to the things of this kind that have been written about him. Furthermore, the nature of his achievements and the contributions he made to the world are all evidence of the nobility of his soul.
George Rogers, Benjamin Franklin’s The Art of Virtue
Franklin is also interesting to us because by his life and teachings he has done more than any other American to advance the material prosperity of his countrymen.
Frank Woodworth Pine, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Franklin was the consummate entrepreneur and can be thought of as helping to plant the seeds for the great tradition of American entrepreneurship and innovation.
Mark Steinberg, Benjamin Franklin: Statesman, Patriot, and Entrepreneur
Helping Others |
Benjamin Franklin led a much disciplined life. This helped him to achieve so much in his life. It is known that he was very strict with his daily routine.
Sam Rees, Benjamin Franklin: 48 Leadership and Life-Changing Lessons from Benjamin Franklin
Through his (Benjamin Franklin) self-improvement tips for cultivating personal virtues and his civic-improvement schemes for furthering the common good, he helped to create, and to celebrate, a new ruling class of ordinary citizens.
Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life