Benjamin Franklin - Quotes

Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Born: 17 January 1706, Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Died: 17 April 1790, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Here are some popular quotes and statements from Benjamin Franklin.

Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.

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

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas.

Better slip with foot than tongue.

Look before, or you’ll find yourself behind.

Don’t throw stones at your neighbors, if your own windows are glass.

He that would live in peace & at ease, Must not speak all he knows or judge all he sees.

Well done is better than well said.

A right Heart exceeds all.

What you seem to be, be really.

A true Friend is the best Possession.

No gains without pains.

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander Time; for that’s the Stuff Life is made of.

Lost Time is never found again.

When you’re good to others, you’re best to yourself.

Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good.

Hide not your Talents, they for Use were made. What’s a Sun-Dial in the shade!

Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack’d, and never well mended.

What more valuable than Gold? Diamonds. Than Diamonds? Virtue.

Haste makes Waste.

Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.

It is better to take many Injuries than to give one.

Wish not so much to live long as to live well.

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