Benjamin Franklin Quotes...

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the important founding fathers of the United States. He was the multi-professional legend, being a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Being a scientist he is known for his major contributions in American Enlightenment. Lightning rods, bifocals, and Franklin stove are some of his major inventions among others.

He was titled with “The First American” for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity. Franklin also gained popularity as a successful author. Franklin suffered from obesity throughout his middle-aged and later years, which resulted in multiple health problems, particularly gout, which worsened as he aged. Benjamin Franklin died from a pleuritic attack at his home in Philadelphia on April 17, 1790.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Idleness is the dead sea that swallows all virtues.

Idleness is the dead sea that swallows all virtues.

–Benjamin Franklin
The life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.

The life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.

–Benjamin Franklin
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

–Benjamin Franklin
I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

–Benjamin Franklin
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned.

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned.

–Benjamin Franklin
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

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

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

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

–Benjamin Franklin
Security without liberty is called prison.

Security without liberty is called prison.

–Benjamin Franklin
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.

–Benjamin Franklin
Lost time is never found again.

Lost time is never found again.

–Benjamin Franklin
Speak little, do much.

Speak little, do much.

–Benjamin Franklin
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

–Benjamin Franklin
One today is worth two tomorrows.

One today is worth two tomorrows.

–Benjamin Franklin
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

–Benjamin Franklin
Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

–Benjamin Franklin
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

–Benjamin Franklin
Well done is better than well said.

Well done is better than well said.

–Benjamin Franklin
When you are finished changing, you’re finished.

When you are finished changing, you’re finished.

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

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

–Benjamin Franklin
Honesty is the best policy.

Honesty is the best policy.

–Benjamin Franklin
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

–Benjamin Franklin
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

–Benjamin Franklin
You may delay, but time will not.

You may delay, but time will not.

–Benjamin Franklin
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

–Benjamin Franklin