Benjamin Franklin Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Benjamin Franklin quotes, Benjamin Franklin sayings, and Benjamin Franklin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

The cunning man steals a horse, the wise man lets him alone. Benjamin Franklin
Rich widows are the only secondhand goods that sell at first-class prices. Benjamin Franklin
If we do do not hang together then we will surely hang separately. Benjamin Franklin
War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself. Benjamin Franklin
Reckless haste makes poor speed. Benjamin Franklin
Reckless youth makes rueful age. Benjamin Franklin
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin
Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. Benjamin Franklin
I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has? Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances. Benjamin Franklin
A little neglect may breed great mischief. Benjamin Franklin
A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of the shoe the horse was lost; for want of the horse the rider was lost--being overtaken and slain by an enemy--all for the want of care about a horse-shoe nail. Benjamin Franklin
They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent. Benjamin Franklin
Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. Benjamin Franklin
Before you consult your fancy, consult your purse. Benjamin Franklin
Take a coin from your purse and invest it in your mind. It will come pouring out of your mind and overflow your purse. Benjamin Franklin
Not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open. Benjamin Franklin
A light purse is a heavy curse. Benjamin Franklin
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Franklin
Fatigue is the best pillow. Benjamin Franklin
Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Benjamin Franklin
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read. Benjamin 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. Benjamin Franklin
Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy. Benjamin Franklin
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. Benjamin Franklin
He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. Benjamin Franklin
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. Benjamin Franklin
The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality: that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality nothing will do, and with them everything. Benjamin Franklin
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. Benjamin Franklin
A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors. Benjamin Franklin