Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations. Franklin earned the title of “The First American” for his early.
An Investment In Knowledge Pays The Best Interest.
Well Done Is Better Than Well Said.
The Absent Are Never Without Fault, Nor The Present Without Excuse.
I Should Have No Objection To Go Over The Same Life From Its Beginning To The End: Requesting Only The Advantage Authors Have, Of Correcting In A Second Edition The Faults Of The First.
Those Who Govern, Having Much Business On Their Hands, Do Not Generally Like To Take The Trouble Of Considering And Carrying Into Execution New Projects. The Best Public Measures Are Therefore Seldom Adopted From Previous Wisdom, But Forced By The Occasion.
Rather Go To Bed With Out Dinner Than To Rise In Debt.
Work As If You Were To Live A Hundred Years. Pray As If You Were To Die Tomorrow.
Eat To Please Thyself, But Dress To Please Others.
For My Own Part, I Wish The Bald Eagle Had Not Been Chosen The Representative Of Our Country. He Is A Bird Of Bad Moral Character. He Does Not Get His Living Honestly.
Leisure Is The Time For Doing Something Useful. This Leisure The Diligent Person Will Obtain The Lazy One Never.
A Man Wrapped Up In Himself Makes A Very Small Bundle.
Where There's Marriage Without Love, There Will Be Love Without Marriage.
Life's Tragedy Is That We Get Old Too Soon And Wise Too Late.
He That Is Good For Making Excuses Is Seldom Good For Anything Else.
At Twenty Years Of Age The Will Reigns; At Thirty, The Wit; And At Forty, The Judgment.
All Mankind Is Divided Into Three Classes: Those That Are Immovable, Those That Are Movable, And Those That Move.
The Art Of Acting Consists In Keeping People From Coughing.
It Is A Grand Mistake To Think Of Being Great Without Goodness And I Pronounce It As Certain That There Was Never A Truly Great Man That Was Not At The Same Time Truly Virtuous.
Beauty And Folly Are Old Companions.
The Strictest Law Sometimes Becomes The Severest Injustice.
And Whether You're An Honest Man, Or Whether You're A Thief, Depends On Whose Solicitor Has Given Me My Brief.
Wealth Is Not His That Has It, But His That Enjoys It.
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.
It Is Only When The Rich Are Sick That They Fully Feel The Impotence Of Wealth.
All Who Think Cannot But See There Is A Sanction Like That Of Religion Which Binds Us In Partnership In The Serious Work Of The World.
I Wake Up Every Morning At Nine And Grab For The Morning Paper. Then I Look At The Obituary Page. If My Name Is Not On It, I Get Up.
I Guess I Don't So Much Mind Being Old, As I Mind Being Fat And Old.
Remember Not Only To Say The Right Thing In The Right Place, But Far More Difficult Still, To Leave Unsaid The Wrong Thing At The Tempting Moment.
He That Has Done You A Kindness Will Be More Ready To Do You Another, Than He Whom You Yourself Have Obliged.
Admiration Is The Daughter Of Ignorance.
Hear Reason, Or She'll Make You Feel Her.
Keep Your Eyes Wide Open Before Marriage, Half Shut Afterwards.
Experience Keeps A Dear School, But Fools Will Learn In No Other.
Games Lubricate The Body And The Mind.
Creditors Have Better Memories Than Debtors.
In This World Nothing Can Be Said To Be Certain, Except Death And Taxes.
Words May Show A Man's Wit But Actions His Meaning.
I Conceive That The Great Part Of The Miseries Of Mankind Are Brought Upon Them By False Estimates They Have Made Of The Value Of Things.
Nine Men In Ten Are Would Be Suicides.
Who Is Wise? He That Learns From Everyone. Who Is Powerful? He That Governs His Passions. Who Is Rich? He That Is Content. Who Is That? Nobody.
The First Mistake In Public Business Is The Going Into It.
He That Composes Himself Is Wiser Than He That Composes A Book.
The Use Of Money Is All The Advantage There Is In Having It.
Who Is Rich? He That Is Content. Who Is That? Nobody.
There Is No Kind Of Dishonesty Into Which Otherwise Good People More Easily And Frequently Fall Than That Of Defrauding The Government.
Beware Of Little Expenses. A Small Leak Will Sink A Great Ship.
You Can Bear Your Own Faults, And Why Not A Fault In Your Wife?
The U. S. Constitution Doesn't Guarantee Happiness, Only The Pursuit Of It. You Have To Catch Up With It Yourself.
Half A Truth Is Often A Great Lie.
Gain May Be Temporary And Uncertain; But Ever While You Live, Expense Is Constant And Certain: And It Is Easier To Build Two Chimneys Than To Keep One In Fuel.