Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin.
BornJanuary 17, 1706
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedApril 17, 1790
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
American statesman and inventor. As American envoy to Paris was instrumental in getting the French to join the U.S. in the American Revolution. Scientific discoveries included electrical generation and the Gulf Stream. Inventions included the lightning rod and bifocals, for all of which he declined to secure patents.

The repository contains 54 quotes from Benjamin Franklin.
Showing quotes 21 through 40 from Benjamin Franklin. Page 1 2 3.

Character

Don’t value a man for the quality he is of, but for the qualities he possesses.

Classics

Early to bed and early to rise make a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Money

Ere you consult your fancy, consult your purse.

Freedom

Everything one has a right to do is not best to be done.

Miscellaneous

Gifts much expected are paid, not given.

Leadership

He that cannot obey, cannot command.

Responsibility

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Classics

He that lieth down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas.

Hope

He that lives upon hope shall die fasting.

Money

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.

Miscellaneous

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Time

Lost time is never found again.

Conflict

Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them.

Men and Women

Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price.

ClassicsMoneyTime

Remember that time is money.

Responsibility

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.

Politics and Government

The first mistake in the public business is going into it.

Miscellaneous

The noblest question in the world is, “What good may I do in it?”

Classics

The rotten apple spoils his companion.

Money

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.

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