Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSE was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
Quote by Benjamin Franklin

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

Friendship, Sun
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Half a truth is often a great lie.

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

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

Progress
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Well done is better than well said.

Taking action, Motivation
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We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

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

Alcohol, Wine
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Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow.

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

Poverty
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A Spoonful of Honey will catch more Flies than a Gallon of Vinager.

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Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

Marriage
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Quote by Benjamin Franklin - 1. Mai 1777

It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own.

Freedom, America
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Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Sleeping
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The cat in gloves catches no mice.

Gun-Control, Cats
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They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Human Rights, Freedom, Safety
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Knowledge, Education
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