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.


When you taste honey, remember gall.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Beware of little expenses: a small leak will sink a great ship.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

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

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

He that pays for work before it's done, has but a pennyworth for two pence.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

One today is worth two tomorrows.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Waste not, want not.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

One man may be more cunning than another, but not more cunning than everybody else.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Nothing is certain but death and taxes.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Little strokes fell great oaks.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

If passion drives, let reason hold the reins.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Nor eye in a letter, nor hand in a purse, nor ear in the secret of another.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Better slip with foot than tongue.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

It is wise not to seek a secret and honest not to reveal it.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

What you would seem to be, be really.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Clean your finger before you point at my spots.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Be not niggardly of what costs thee nothing, as courtesy, counsel and countenance.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time might make the worst man good throughout.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Good example is the best sermon.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Grace thou thy house and let not that grace thee.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

If evils come not then our fears are in vain; and if they do, fear but augments the pain.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

If you'ld have a servant that you like, serve yourself.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

It is better to take many injuries than to give one.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Seek virtue and of that posest, to Providence resign the rest.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

td>Caesar did not merit the triumphal car more than he that conquers himself.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The wise and the brave dares own that he was wrong.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Wealth and content are not always bedfellows.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)