Quotes by Benjamin Franklin


He that can have patience can have what he will.
– Benjamin Franklin

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
– Benjamin Franklin

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
– Benjamin Franklin

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
– Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
– Benjamin Franklin
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
– 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 learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
– Benjamin Franklin
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
– Benjamin Franklin
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
– Benjamin Franklin
A penny saved is a penny earned.
– Benjamin Franklin
A place for everything, everything in its place.
– Benjamin Franklin
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
– Benjamin Franklin
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
– Benjamin Franklin
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
– 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
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
– Benjamin Franklin