136 Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive
Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive


Benjamin Franklin was an American leading writer, printer, philosopher, political, politician, Freemason, scientist, postmaster, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Here are Benjamin Franklin quotes and a short biography.

Benjamin Franklin was born on 17 January 1706 at Milk Street, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin died on 17 April 1790 at age 84 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

As a scientist,  he was a significant figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his disclosures and hypotheses in regards to electricity. As a creator, he is known for the lightning bar, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among different innovations. He established numerous civic organizations, including the Library Company, Philadelphia's first local group of fire-fighters and the University of Pennsylvania. Check out the best Benjamin Franklin quotes about education, freedom, life, love, friend, time, beer and others.


Inspirational Benjamin Franklin Quotes


1. It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority. - Benjamin Franklin

2. He that can have patience can have what he will. - Benjamin Franklin

3. 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. - Benjamin Franklin

4. Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

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

6. While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. - Benjamin Franklin

7. A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned. - Benjamin Franklin

8. A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. - Benjamin Franklin

9. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. - Benjamin Franklin

10. Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. - Benjamin Franklin


11. Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. - Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

12. To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. - Benjamin Franklin

13. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. - Benjamin Franklin

14. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Benjamin Franklin

15. Never ruin an apology with an excuse. - Benjamin Franklin

16. The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. - Benjamin Franklin


17. Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough, to be honest. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

18. Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. - Benjamin Franklin

19. Contentment makes poor men rich, Discontent makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin

20. I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Famous Quotes


21. We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. - Benjamin Franklin

22. Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. - Benjamin Franklin

23. Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

24. Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. - Benjamin Franklin

 
25. Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle. - Benjamin Franklin

26. Security without liberty is called prison. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

27. The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. - Benjamin Franklin

28. Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. - Benjamin Franklin

29. God helps them that help themselves. - Benjamin Franklin

30. A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes About Freedom


31. They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin

 
32. Without Freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech. - Benjamin Franklin

33. When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic. - Benjamin Franklin

34. Fart for freedom, fart for liberty and fart proudly. - Benjamin Franklin

35. We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin

36. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

37. Where liberty is, there is my country. - Benjamin Franklin

38. Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. - Benjamin Franklin

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39. If you give up your freedom for safety, you don't deserve either one. - Ben Franklin

 
40. The securest place is a prison cell, but there is no liberty. - Ben Franklin

41. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. - Benjamin Franklin


Best Benjamin Franklin Quotes


42. Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. - Benjamin Franklin

43. Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack. - Benjamin Franklin

44. Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away. - Benjamin Franklin

45. To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends. - Benjamin Franklin

 
46. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

47. When the well is dry we know the value of water. - Benjamin Franklin

48. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin

49. Work as if you were to live a thousand years, play as if you were to die tomorrow. - Benjamin Franklin

50. The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. - Ben Franklin Quotes

51. You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. - Benjamin Franklin

52. In the Affairs of this World Men are saved, not by faith, but by the Lack of it. - Ben Franklin

53. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

54. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

55. Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes About Time


56. You may delay, but time will not. - Benjamin Franklin

57. There are two ways to increase your wealth. Increase your means or decrease your wants. The best is to do both at the same time. - Benjamin Franklin

58. Time is money. - Benjamin Franklin

59. Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today. - Benjamin Franklin

 
60. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

61. Lost Time is never found again. - Benjamin Franklin

62. If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes About Life and Death


63. Many people die at twenty-five and aren't buried until they are seventy-five. - Benjamin Franklin

64. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. - Benjamin Franklin

65. Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. - Benjamin Franklin

66. Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

67.Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead. - Benjamin Franklin

68. Hope and faith may be more firmly built upon charity, than charity upon faith and hope. - Benjamin Franklin

69. You only have the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself. - Benjamin Franklin

70. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. - Benjamin Franklin

71. Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. - Benjamin Franklin

72. Life, like a dramatic piece, should not only be conducted with regularity, but it should finish handsomely. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

73. Thinking aloud is a habit which is responsible for most of mankind's misery. - Benjamin Franklin

74. Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure when he is really selling himself to it. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Short Quotes


75. Never confuse Motion with Action. - Benjamin Franklin

76. Eat to live, don't live to eat. - Benjamin Franklin

 
77. Fish and visitors smell in three days. - Benjamin Franklin

78. A new truth is a truth, an old error is an error. - Benjamin Franklin

 
79. Speak little, do much. - Benjamin Franklin

80. Joy is not in things, it is in us. - Benjamin Franklin

81. A good example is the best sermon. - Benjamin Franklin


82. The doors of wisdom are never shut. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

83. You can do anything you set your mind to. - Benjamin Franklin
 
84. Haste makes waste. - Benjamin Franklin

 
85. That which hurts, also instructs. - Benjamin Franklin

86. A fat kitchen makes a lean will. - Benjamin Franklin

 
87. No gains without pains. - Benjamin Franklin

88. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. - Benjamin Franklin

89. There was never a bad peace or a good war. - Ben Franklin Quotes


Benjamin Franklin Quotes About Love


90. If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. - Benjamin Franklin

 
91. Women are books, and men the readers be. - Benjamin Franklin

 
92. Love your enemies, for they tell you your Faults. - Benjamin Franklin

 
93. Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

94. He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. - Benjamin Franklin
 
95. If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty. - Benjamin Franklin

 
96. Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Education and Learning


97. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

98. Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright. - Benjamin Franklin

99. Fools make feasts and wise men eat them. - Benjamin Franklin

100. Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. - Benjamin Franklin

101. The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance. - Benjamin Franklin

 
102. Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

103. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

104. The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read. - Benjamin Franklin

105. Genius without education is like silver in the mine. - Benjamin Franklin

106. A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. - Benjamin Franklin

107. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Beer Quotes


108. In wine there is wisdom, in beer, there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria. - Benjamin Franklin

109. Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benjamin Franklin

110. Wine [is] a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Funny Quotes


111. Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you. - Benjamin Franklin

 
112. Don't cry over spilled milk. - Benjamin Franklin


113. Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons. - Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

114. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. - Benjamin Franklin
 
115. A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes About Friend


116. A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. - Benjamin Franklin

 
117. There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. - Benjamin Franklin

118. Critics are our friends, they show us our faults. - Benjamin Franklin

119. The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than the fool from his friends. - Benjamin Franklin


120. Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. - Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

121. A friend in need is a friend indeed. - Benjamin Franklin

122. Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his. - Benjamin Franklin

123. A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes About Wisdom


124. Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade? - Benjamin Franklin

125. When you are finished changing, you're finished. - Benjamin Franklin

126. If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed. - Benjamin Franklin


127. How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts. - Benjamin Franklin

128. Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him. - Benjamin Franklin

129. If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. - Benjamin Franklin

130. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Will Help Think Positive

131. When you're testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet. - Benjamin Franklin

132. If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

133. Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. - Benjamin Franklin

134. There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. - Benjamin Franklin

135. We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. - Benjamin Franklin

136. To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. - Benjamin Franklin

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