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.


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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

Wealth and content are not always bedfellows.      

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.      

Benjamin Franklin

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.      

Benjamin Franklin

Who is rich? He that enjoys his portion.      

Benjamin Franklin

Lost time is never found again.      

Benjamin Franklin

Diligence is the mother of good luck.      

Benjamin Franklin

He that hath a trade, hath an estate.      

Benjamin Franklin

He that waits on fortune is never sure of a dinner.      

Benjamin Franklin

Industry, perseverance & frugality make fortune yield.      

Benjamin Franklin

Neglect mending a small fault and 'twill soon be a great one.      

Benjamin Franklin

No gains without pains.      

Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.      

Benjamin Franklin

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.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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.     

Benjamin Franklin

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.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.     

Benjamin Franklin