In his life Ben Franklin was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

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DOB
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17-01-1706
DOD
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17-04-1790
Two boys, who were all of 14 years of age, once exchanged letters on a topic considered to be too serious for their age -'Should women be educated'. What started as a friendly debate between the two friends slowly turned into a heated squabble. The father of one of these boys saw these letters and though he was very impressed with his son’s style of reasoning, it was the presentation of the matter that he didn't approve of. This 14-year-old boy who accepted his father’s criticism positively, was Benjamin Franklin. The young Franklin would take his Dad’s observations seriously and then would read an essay to understand the essence of the topic. Franklin would make notes on what he read and then, after a couple of days, he would re-write the subject matter in his own words. The youngster went on doing this incessantly. Hard work always pays and Benjamin’s efforts proved this. His writing improved drastically, but not enough for this eminent person to be satisfied. This time it was his limited vocabulary that Franklin wanted to improve. To tackle this problem he decided to rewrite the essays in the form of poetry, with the same procedure as he followed earlier and his improvement was exponential. So much so that this young boy went on to draft the ‘Declaration of Independence’ and the ‘Constitution of the United States’. Benjamin has proved to world that there is absolutely no short-cut to success and achievement is possible only by walking the path of hard work.

Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.

- Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

- Benjamin Franklin

We must hang together, or surely we shall hang separately.

- Benjamin Franklin

There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

- Poor Richard's Almanack , Benjamin Franklin

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

- Benjamin Franklin

To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girl friends.

- Benjamin Franklin

Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

- Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

- The Way to Wealth: Ben Franklin on Money and Success , Benjamin Franklin

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

- Benjamin Franklin

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.

- Benjamin Franklin

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

- Benjamin Franklin

So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make reason for everything one has a mind to do.

- Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

- Benjamin Franklin

Games lubricate the body and the mind.

- Benjamin Franklin

God helps those who help themselves.

- Benjamin Franklin

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

- Benjamin Franklin

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

- Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

- Benjamin Franklin

A place for everything, everything in its place.

- Benjamin Franklin

A small leak can sink a great ship.

- Benjamin Franklin

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

- Benjamin Franklin

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

- Benjamin Franklin

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

- Benjamin Franklin

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.

- Benjamin Franklin

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.

- Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

- Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

- Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack , Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

- Benjamin Franklin

Applause waits on success.

- Benjamin Franklin

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.

- Benjamin Franklin

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

- Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

- Benjamin Franklin

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.

- Benjamin Franklin

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.

- Benjamin Franklin

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