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.


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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.      

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

Dally not with other folk's spouses or money.      

Benjamin Franklin

Half the truth is often a whole lie.      

Benjamin Franklin

Keep conscience clear, then never fear.      

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

The sting of a reproach is the truth of it.      

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

Industry pays debts, despair encreases them.      

Benjamin Franklin

Observe all men; thyself most.      

Benjamin Franklin

The discontented man finds no easy chair.      

Benjamin Franklin

You may delay but time will not.      

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

Many have quarreled about religion that never practised it.      

Benjamin Franklin

Who has deceived thee as oft as thyself.      

Benjamin Franklin

Virtue and happiness are mother and daughter.      

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

He that cannot obey, cannot command.      

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin