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

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

Death, Taxes
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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 & Carreer, 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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