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Franklin, Benjamin
Born: 1706-01-17
Died: 1790-04-17

US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer.

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790) was an American journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, public servant, scientist, diplomat, and inventor who was also one of the leaders of the American Revolution, known also for his many quotations and his experiments with electricity.

Quotes

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

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
- Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that won't be counselled can't be helped.
- Benjamin Franklin

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.
- 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

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
- Benjamin Franklin

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
- Benjamin Franklin

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
- Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
- Benjamin Franklin

Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.
- Benjamin Franklin

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
- Benjamin Franklin

Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
- Benjamin Franklin

God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
- Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
- Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

If you would know the value of money try to borrow some.
- Benjamin Franklin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first.
- Benjamin Franklin

 


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