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.


He that is rich need not live sparingly and he that can live sparingly need not be rich.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

He that resolves to mend hereafter, resolves not to mend now.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompence the pangs of vice.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Dally not with other folk's spouses or money.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Half the truth is often a whole lie.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Keep conscience clear, then never fear.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Pay what you owe and what you're worth you'll know.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The sting of a reproach is the truth of it.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Glass, china and reputation are easily crack'd and never well mended.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Industry pays debts, despair encreases them.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Observe all men; thyself most.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The discontented man finds no easy chair.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

You may delay but time will not.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

E'er you remark another's sin, bid your own conscience look within.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

An open foe may prove a curse but a pretended friend is worse.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Many have quarreled about religion that never practised it.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Who has deceived thee as oft as thyself.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Virtue and happiness are mother and daughter.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Quarrels never could last long, if on one side only lay the wrong.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Presumption first blinds a man, then sets him a running.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

What signifies knowing the names, if you know not the natures of things.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Wise men learn by others' harms; fools by their own.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

He that cannot obey, cannot command.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The good will of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Don't halloo until you're out of the wood.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower still in changing.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)