List Photo: Freebase/Public domain

quotations The Best Benjamin Franklin Quotes  

725 votes 95 voters 9.5k views 150 items Follow Embed

List Rules Must be a famous or well-known quote. If a quote is cut off you can hover over the text to see the full quote.

A list of the best Benjamin Franklin quotes. List is arranged by which ones are the most famous Benjamin Franklin quotes and which have proven the most popular with visitors to this page. All the top quotes from Benjamin Franklin should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more quotes by Benjamin Franklin at the end of the list. This list includes notable Benjamin Franklin quotes on various subjects; if you are looking for subject-specific quotes, those can also be found on Ranker along with the authors name.

This list answers the questions, "what is a list of Benjamin Franklin quotes?" and "what are the most famous Benjamin Franklin quotes?"

Vote on this Benjamin Franklin quotations list so that only the greatest Benjamin Franklin quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. You can also see the subject these historic Benjamin Franklin quotes displayed to the right of the quote. Don't let your favorite Benjamin Franklin sayings get to the bottom of the list! (150 items)

1
+ - 10 0
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin

19 Extremely Bizarre Facts Most People Don't Know About Benjamin Franklin The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

2
+ - 22 2
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

3
+ - 9 0
Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

4
+ - 21 2
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Benjamin Franklin

5
+ - 23 3
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late Benjamin Franklin

6
+ - 14 1
Three can keep a secret if two are dead. Benjamin Franklin

7
+ - 8 0
A small leak can sink a great ship Benjamin Franklin

8
+ - 8 0
We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

9
+ - 20 3
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. Benjamin Franklin

10
+ - 20 3
Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

11
+ - 21 4
The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Franklin

12
+ - 7 0
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin

13
+ - 19 3
You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

14
+ - 12 1
One today is worth two tomorrows. Benjamin Franklin

15
+ - 16 3
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. Benjamin Franklin

18 Pictures of Taylor Swift Not Wearing Makeup 15 Famous Teenage Mothers

16
+ - 13 2
A little neglect may breed great mischief. Benjamin Franklin

17
+ - 13 2
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. Benjamin Franklin

18
+ - 14 3
Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Franklin

19
+ - 14 3
I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being. Benjamin Franklin

20
+ - 15 4
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife. Benjamin Franklin

21
+ - 6 0
Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin

22
+ - 6 0
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar. Benjamin Franklin

23
+ - 12 2
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin

24
+ - 12 2
Applause waits on success. Benjamin Franklin

25
+ - 12 2
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. Benjamin Franklin

26
+ - 13 3
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. Benjamin Franklin

27
+ - 10 2
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man happy wealthy and wise. Benjamin Franklin

28
+ - 8 1
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. Benjamin Franklin

29
+ - 10 3
The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality. Benjamin Franklin

24 Celebrities Who Have Gorgeous Green Eyes Ranking All 24 Hours of the Day Best to Worst

30
+ - 7 1
He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner. Benjamin Franklin

31
+ - 7 1
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. Benjamin Franklin

32
+ - 6 1
If you would know the value of money try to borrow some. Benjamin Franklin

33
+ - 7 2
A mob's a monster; heads enough but no brains. Benjamin Franklin

34
+ - 6 1
Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. Benjamin Franklin

35
+ - 6 1
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Benjamin Franklin

36
+ - 6 1
Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Franklin

37
+ - 6 1
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. Benjamin Franklin

38
+ - 5 0
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Franklin

39
+ - 6 1
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. Benjamin Franklin

40
+ - 7 2
Industry need not wish. Benjamin Franklin

41
+ - 6 1
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five. Benjamin Franklin

42
+ - 6 1
Those that won't be counseled can't be helped. Benjamin Franklin

43
+ - 5 0
The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose. Benjamin Franklin

14 Painful Reminders That Thomas Jefferson Was Kind Of An Awful Person The Best Netflix Original Comedy Movies

44
+ - 6 1
The best is the cheapest. Benjamin Franklin

45
+ - 5 0
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. Benjamin Franklin

46
+ - 5 0
It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance. Benjamin Franklin

47
+ - 6 2
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin

48
+ - 4 0
He that speaks much, is much mistaken. Benjamin Franklin

49
+ - 4 0
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. Benjamin Franklin

50
+ - 3 0
Remember that credit is money. Benjamin Franklin