Famous Quotes - Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was an "American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat, who is probably best remembered for his role in separating the American colonies from Great Britain and in helping to frame both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. By the time he began his diplomatic career, Franklin had invented the Franklin stove, bifocal spectacles, and the lightning rod." (The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1990 edition)
"God helps them that help themselves."
"Cut the Wings of your Hens and Hopes, lest they lead you a weary Dance after them."
"The Bell calls others to Church, but itself never minds the Sermon."
"The Horse thinks one thing, and he that saddles him another."
"Sloth makes all Things difficult, but Industry all easy."
"He that is of Opinion Money will do every Thing, may well be suspected of doing every Thing for Money."
"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
"Early to Bed, and early to rise, makes a Man healthy, wealthy and wise."
"When the Wine enters, out goes the Truth."
"He that lies down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas."
"How many observe Christ's Birth-day! How few, his Precepts!"
"Hypocrites always suspect hypocrisy in others."
"Creditors have better Memories than Debtors."
"The Cat in Gloves catches no Mice."
"If you would know the Value of Money, go and try to borrow some."
"Fear not Death; for the sooner we die, the longer shall we be immortal."
"'Tis easier to build two Chimnies than to keep one in fuel."
"Pray don't burn my House to roast your Eggs."
"Prosperity discovers Vice, Adversity Virtue."
"Time is Money."
"We may give Advice, but we cannot give Conduct."
"Many a Man would have been worse, if his Estate had been better."
"The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise."
"Don't judge of Mens Wealth or Piety, by their Sunday Appearances."
"Don't misinform your Doctor nor your Lawyer."
"There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money."
"Love your Neighbour; yet don't pull down your Hedge."
"Great Modesty often hides great Merit."
"Little Boats must keep near Shore."
"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
"If we lose our Money, it gives us some
Concern. If we are cheated or robb'd of it, we are angry: But Money lost may be found;
what we are robb'd of may be restored: The Treasure of Time once lost, can never be recovered;
yet we squander it as tho' 'twere nothing worth, or we had no Use for it."
"But dost thou love Life, then do not squander time, for that's the Stuff Life is made of."
"Anger is never without a Reason, but seldom with a good One."
"Little Strokes fell great Oaks."