32 Wise Benjamin Franklin Quotes to Learn From

Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States, and was born in 1706 and died in 1790.

Franklin was everything; an author, politician, theorist, inventory, scientist and more.

This is a compilation of 23 wise Benjamin Franklin quotes that we can all learn from. Please share them with all your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.


23 Wise Benjamin Franklin Quotes

1. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

2. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

3. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

4. “Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” – Benjamin Franklin

5. “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” – Benjamin Franklin

6. “To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” – Benjamin Franklin

7. “It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” – Benjamin Franklin

8. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” Benjamin Franklin

9. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin


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10. “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” – Benjamin Franklin


11. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

12. “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

14. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

15. “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin

16. “Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

17. “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin

18. “He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.” – Benjamin Franklin

19. “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin


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20. “You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin


21. “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” – Benjamin Franklin

22. “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.” – Benjamin Franklin

23. “A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.” – Benjamin Franklin

24. “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” – Benjamin Franklin

25. “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” – Benjamin Franklin

26. “There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.” – Benjamin Franklin

27. “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

28. “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

29. “I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.” – Benjamin Franklin


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30. “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


31. “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.” – Benjamin Franklin

32. “In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” – Benjamin Franklin



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