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.

He that's secure is not safe Benjamin Franklin
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. 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
We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Benjamin Franklin
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Franklin
Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account. Benjamin Franklin
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. Benjamin Franklin
When in doubt, don't. Benjamin Franklin
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Benjamin Franklin
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. Benjamin Franklin
If you desire many things, many things will seem few. Benjamin Franklin
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow. Benjamin Franklin
"As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. Benjamin Franklin
Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning. Benjamin Franklin
Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy. Benjamin Franklin
Freedom of speech is the great bulwark of liberty; they prosper and die together: And it is the terror of traitors and oppressors, and a barrier against them. It produces excellent writers, and encourages men of fine genius. Benjamin Franklin
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Benjamin Franklin
Reckless youth makes rueful age. Benjamin Franklin
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. Benjamin Franklin
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. Benjamin Franklin
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. Benjamin Franklin
A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. Benjamin Franklin
Love your enemies; for they shall tell you all your faults. Benjamin Franklin
The things which hurt, instruct. Benjamin Franklin
Applause waits on success. Benjamin Franklin
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies. Benjamin Franklin
Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin
Energy and persistence alter all things. Benjamin Franklin