Ben Franklin (1706 1790) Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Ben Franklin (1706 1790) quotes, Ben Franklin (1706 1790) sayings, and Ben Franklin (1706 1790) proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Necessity never made a good bargain.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Out of adversity comes opportunity.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

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

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Rather go to bed supperless than run in debt for a breakfast.      

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Vessels large may venture more but little boats should keep near shore.      

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Wish not so much to live long as to live well.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.      

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A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.      

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A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.      

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Forewarn'd, forearm'd.      

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Great good nature without prudence is a great misfortune.      

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He that scatters thorns, let him not go barefoot.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Hear reason or she will make you feel her.      

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The honey is sweet but the bee has a sting.      

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Bad gains are true losses.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Little leaks sink the ship.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Don't judge of men's wealth or piety by their Sunday appearances.      

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Death takes no bribes.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou owest, all thou hast, nor all thou can'st.      

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After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser.      

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A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.      

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A father's a treasure; a brother's a comfort; a friend is both.      

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Philosophy as well as foppery often changes fashion.      

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A true friend is the best Possession.      

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Friendship increases by visiting friends but visiting seldom.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend.      

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

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Great spenders are bad lenders.      

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You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.      

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