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.'

I am what I am and that's all that I am and if I'm supposed to be somebody else, why do I look like me? Benjamin Franklin
You may give a man an office, but you cannot give him discretion. Benjamin Franklin
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. Benjamin Franklin
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. Benjamin Franklin
In my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin
God works wonders now and then: Behold! A lawyer and an honest man! Benjamin Franklin
The busy man has few idle visitors; to the boiling pot, the flies come not. Benjamin Franklin
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. Benjamin Franklin
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. Benjamin Franklin
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. Benjamin Franklin
He that hath a trade hath an estate and he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor. Benjamin Franklin
Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance. Benjamin Franklin
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. Benjamin Franklin
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and likes to see us happy. Benjamin Franklin
He that's content has enough. He that complains hath too much. Benjamin Franklin
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. Benjamin Franklin
Tomorrow I'll reform, the fool does say; / Today itself's too late; —the wise did yesterday. Benjamin Franklin
Be not sick too late, nor well too soon. Benjamin Franklin
There are three faithful friends—an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. Benjamin Franklin
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. Benjamin Franklin
Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are in the dealings with one another, sympathy begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason. Benjamin Franklin
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Benjamin Franklin
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Benjamin Franklin
If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend. Benjamin Franklin
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Benjamin Franklin
Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices. Benjamin Franklin
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. Benjamin Franklin
Houses, ships, and even towns and churches may be effectually secured from the stroke of lightning by their means. Benjamin Franklin
It has pleased God in his goodness to mankind, at length to discover to them the means of securing their habitations and other buildings from mischief by thunder and lightning. Benjamin Franklin
I believe in one God, the creator of the universe. That he governs it by his Providence. That he ought to be worshipped. That the most acceptable service we can render to him is doing good to his other children. Benjamin Franklin