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.


Energy and persistence conquer all things.     

Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence alter all things.     

Benjamin Franklin

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

When you're finished changing, you're finished.     

Benjamin Franklin

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.     

Benjamin Franklin

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.     

Benjamin Franklin

We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.     

Benjamin Franklin

The best is the cheapest.     

Benjamin Franklin

But in this world nothing is sure but death and taxes.     

Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.     

Benjamin Franklin

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.     

Benjamin Franklin

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.     

Benjamin Franklin

Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price.     

Benjamin Franklin

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.     

Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

None are deceived but they that confide.     

Benjamin Franklin

Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enough to be honest.     

Benjamin Franklin

If we do not hang together, we will all hang separately.     

Benjamin Franklin

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.     

Benjamin Franklin

Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it.     

Benjamin Franklin

Observe all men; thy self most.     

Benjamin Franklin

Here comes Glib-tongue: who can out-flatter a Dedication; and lie, like ten Epitaphs.     

Benjamin Franklin

Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.     

Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.     

Benjamin Franklin

One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.     

Benjamin Franklin

Hunger is the best pickle.     

Benjamin Franklin

Where there is Hunger, Law is not regarded; and where Law is not regarded, there will be Hunger.     

Benjamin Franklin

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.     

Benjamin Franklin