Photo: Freebase/Public domain

quotations The Best Benjamin Franklin Quotes  

Reference
905 votes 119 voters 9.9k views 150 items 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! {#nodes}

1
11 0
We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

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

2
29 3
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

3
26 5
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late Benjamin Franklin

4
24 4
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Benjamin Franklin

5
23 5
The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Franklin

6
21 4
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. Benjamin Franklin

7
21 4
You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

8
22 5
Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

9
18 4
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. Benjamin Franklin

10
15 2
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. Benjamin Franklin

11
15 2
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin

12
15 2
Three can keep a secret if two are dead. Benjamin Franklin

13
14 2
A little neglect may breed great mischief. Benjamin Franklin

14
14 2
Applause waits on success. Benjamin Franklin

15
14 2
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. Benjamin Franklin

Celebrities Who Prove That Sexuality Is on a Sliding Scale The Longest Hollywood Marriages

16
15 3
Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Franklin

17
15 3
I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being. Benjamin Franklin

18
15 3
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. Benjamin Franklin

19
16 4
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife. Benjamin Franklin

20
13 2
One today is worth two tomorrows. Benjamin Franklin

21
13 2
Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

22
13 2
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin

23
6 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

24
6 0
It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance. Benjamin Franklin

25
12 2
A small leak can sink a great ship Benjamin Franklin

26
10 1
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin

27
11 2
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man happy wealthy and wise. Benjamin Franklin

28
9 1
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. Benjamin Franklin

29
9 1
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. Benjamin Franklin

30 Celebrities Who Lost Children The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

30
11 3
The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality. Benjamin Franklin

31
8 1
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Franklin

32
8 1
He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner. Benjamin Franklin

33
8 1
Those that won't be counseled can't be helped. Benjamin Franklin

34
8 1
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar. Benjamin Franklin

35
8 1
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. Benjamin Franklin

36
8 1
Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin

37
9 2
Industry need not wish. Benjamin Franklin

38
7 1
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Benjamin Franklin

39
7 1
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five. Benjamin Franklin

40
7 1
The best is the cheapest. Benjamin Franklin

41
7 1
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. Benjamin Franklin

42
7 1
Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Franklin

43
7 1
If you would know the value of money try to borrow some. Benjamin Franklin

14 Painful Reminders That Thomas Jefferson Was Kind Of An Awful Person The Best Coffee Drink Brands

44
7 1
Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. Benjamin Franklin

45
7 1
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. Benjamin Franklin

46
8 2
A mob's a monster; heads enough but no brains. Benjamin Franklin

47
7 2
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin

48
5 0
He that speaks much, is much mistaken. Benjamin Franklin

49
5 0
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. Benjamin Franklin

50
5 1
If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin