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The Best Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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    17

    Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 2
    83
    13

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

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 3
    66
    9

    Time is money.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 4
    64
    10

    By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 5
    51
    4

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

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 6
    52
    9

    You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 7
    59
    17

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 8
    48
    9

    The doors of wisdom are never shut.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 9
    46
    8

    Honesty is the best policy.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 10
    45
    9

    Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 11
    40
    6

    A small leak can sink a great ship

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 12
    44
    11

    Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 13
    41
    7

    I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 14
    36
    3

    If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 15
    36
    4

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

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 16
    35
    5

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

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 17
    39
    10

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

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 18
    36
    8

    Applause waits on success.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 19
    36
    8

    Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 20
    30
    2

    Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 21
    30
    3

    Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 22
    32
    5

    Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.

    Benjamin Franklin
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    30
    4

    One today is worth two tomorrows.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 24
    34
    9

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

    Benjamin Franklin
  • 25
    29
    3

    A little neglect may breed great mischief.

    Benjamin Franklin
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