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Ben Franklin Quotes with Deep Meanings

Filed in Quote by on April 7, 2022

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Douglass remained an active speaker, writer, and activist until his death in 1895. One way of getting inspiration is by going through some insightful Fredrick Douglass quotes. We have a collection of these quotes just for your enjoyment.

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101 Ben Franklin Quotes

Ben Franklin gave weight quotes, and we’ve listed a ton of them:

Ben Franklin Quotes about Freedom

Quotes about freedom:

1. Some people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.

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

3. Well done, is better than well said.

4. And now I speak of thanking God, I desire with all humility to acknowledge that I owe the mentioned happiness of my past life to His kind providence, which lead me to the means I used and gave them success.

5. At the working man’s house hunger looks in but dares not enter.

6. The noblest question in the world is What good may I do in it?

7. Having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity. The conducing means I made use of, which with the blessing of God so well succeeded, my posterity may like to know, as they may find some of them suitable to their own situations, and therefore fit to be imitated.

8. Have you something to do tomorrow? Do it today.

9. Blame-all and Praise-all are two blockheads.

10. We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately. Give essential.

11. He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

12. Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

13. You may delay, but time will not.

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14. Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. Leave bed early.

15. The doors of wisdom are never shut.

16. Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

17. Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.

18. Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may be disappointed; strive to be the best, and you may succeed: He may well win the race that runs by himself.

19. Either write something worth reading or do something worth reading.

20. Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

21. A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.

22. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

23. Plough deep while sluggards sleep and you shall have corn to sell and to keep. Early rise.

24. He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

25. Drive thy business or it will drive thee.

26. Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.

27. Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.

28. Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

29. 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.

30. If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

31. Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

32. Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?

33. If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.

34. Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones.

35. Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning.

36. Remember that time is money.

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

38. In simple manners all the secret lies. Be kind and virtuous, you’ll be blest and wise.

39. None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.

40. Tis easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

Ben Franklin Sacrifice Quotes

Quotes about sacrifices:

41. I never knew a man who was good at making excuses and who was good at anything else.

42. Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.

43. There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier

44. Genius without education is like silver in a mine.

45. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

46. When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.

47. A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

48. There never was a good war or a bad peace.

49. By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.

50. Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one.

51. Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it is.

52. A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

53. Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.

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

55. There never was a good war or a bad peace.

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

57. Better slip with foot than tongue.

58. Look before, or you’ll find yourself behind.

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

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

61. Well done is better than well said.

62. A right heart exceeds all.

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Ben Franklin Beer Quote

Beer quotes from Ben Franklin:

63. What you seem to be, be real.

64. A true Friend is the best possession.

65. No gains without pain.

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

67. Lost Time is never found again.

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

69. Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good.

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

71. Glass, China, and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.

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

73. Haste makes Waste.

74. Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

75. It is better to take many injuries than to give one.

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

77. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

78. Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.

79. Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.

80. We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.

81. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

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82. There was never a good war or a bad peace.

83. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

84. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

85. Energy and persistence conquer all things.

86. It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

87. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

88. You may delay, but time will not.

89. Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

90. Money has never made man happy, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

Ben Franklin’s Liberty Quotes

Quotes on liberty from Ben Franklin:

His quotes about giving:

91. Diligence is the mother of good luck.

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92. A place for everything, everything in its place.

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

94. Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.

95. If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

96. He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

97. There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and knowing one’s self.

98. I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

100. Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

101. At twenty years of age, the will reign; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. Benjamin Franklin.

102. He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

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

104. Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

105. Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterward.

106. I wake up every morning at nine and grab the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

107. One today is worth two tomorrow.

108. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

109. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

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Ben Franklin’s Quote about Giving

110. Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.

111. Never leave that till tomorrow, which you can do today.

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

113. Well done is better than well said.

114. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

115. Lost time is never found again.

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117. Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

118. Honesty is the best policy.

119. Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

120. 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.

121. Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

122. He that can have patience can have what he will.

123. If time is of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. Benjamin Franklin Half a truth is often a great lie.

124. When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.

125. When in doubt, don’t. Benjamin Franklin Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.

126. To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. Ben Franklin quotes

127. It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

128. Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

129. I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.

130. Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?

131. Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

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132. The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

133. He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

134. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

135. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

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