29 Inspiring Benjamin Franklin quotes

Born in 1706 in Boston, Benjamin Franklin led an extraordinary life, and cemented his place in history by being one of the founding fathers of the United States. 

Franklin was a polymath. His talents included being a writer, printer, political philosopher, politician, Freemason, scientist, inventor, civic activist, and statesman.

Below are his best quotes about freedom, liberty, success, education and much more. Enjoy.

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A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.
Ben Franklin
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
Ben Franklin
When you are finished changing, you’re finished.
Ben Franklin
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Ben Franklin
Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.
Ben Franklin
Security without liberty is called prison.
Ben Franklin
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Ben Franklin
When you’re testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet.
Ben Franklin
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Ben Franklin

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He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
Ben Franklin
Don’t cry over spilled milk.
Ben Franklin
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every new year find you a better man.
Ben Franklin
Honesty is the best policy.
Ben Franklin
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Ben Franklin
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Ben Franklin
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Ben Franklin
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Ben Franklin
Never confuse motion with action.
Ben Franklin
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Ben Franklin
For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.
Ben Franklin
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Ben Franklin
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Ben Franklin
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Ben Franklin
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Ben Franklin
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Ben Franklin
I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Ben Franklin
Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
Ben Franklin
In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Ben Franklin
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Ben Franklin
The best way to see faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Ben Franklin
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Ben Franklin
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Ben Franklin
Well done is better than well said.
Ben Franklin
To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.
Ben Franklin
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
Ben Franklin
You only have the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself.
Ben Franklin
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Ben Franklin
To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
Ben Franklin
You only have the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself.
Ben Franklin
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Ben Franklin
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Ben Franklin
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
Ben Franklin
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Ben Franklin
The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.
Ben Franklin
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Ben Franklin
Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.
Ben Franklin
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Ben Franklin
Speak little, do much.
Ben Franklin
Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Ben Franklin
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
Ben Franklin
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.
Ben Franklin

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