Benjamin Franklin Quotes


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

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

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

“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

He that can have patience can have what he will.”

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.”

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”

You may delay, but time will not.”

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

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

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.”

How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!”

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?”

Well done is better than well said.”

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

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”

Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

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

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

“I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observedthat the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.”

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

Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.”

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

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