Benjamin Franklin Sayings and Quotes

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


Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.     

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Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

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Among the numerous luxuries of the table...coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions...is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.     

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Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

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To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.     

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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

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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.

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Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

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Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.      

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He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.      

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Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

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He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.     

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Lost time is never found again.

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Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

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Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

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There are no gains without pains.

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A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

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There cannot be good living where there is no good drinking.

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In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.

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Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

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To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.     

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

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Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge.     

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Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

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People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.

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Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

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Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

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He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

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