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Benjamin Franklin Quotes


318 Benjamin Franklin quotes:



"Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning"
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Never confuse motion with action."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Furnished as all Europe now is with Academies of Science, with nice instruments and the spirit of experiment, the progress of human knowledge will be rapid and discoveries made of which we have at present no conception. I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence."
"Kate would have Thomas, no one blame her can: Tom won't have Kate, and who can blame the Man?"
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Blame Quotes
"Games lubricate the body and the mind."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"Pain wastes the Body, Pleasures the Understanding"
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones, the difference is only in the price."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Boys Quotes
"A true great Man will neither trample on a Worm, nor sneak to an Emperor."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books"
"Pollio, who values nothing that's within, Buys books as men hunt Beavers, -- for their Skin."
"There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"If what most men admire, they would despise, 'Twould look as if mankind were growing wise"
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Christmas Quotes
"A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather."
"Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood"
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Childhood Quotes
"No nation was ever ruined by trade."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Business Quotes
"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Business Quotes
"You must not, when you have gained a victory, use any triumphing or insulting expression, nor show too much pleasure ; but endeavor to console your adversary, and make him less dissatisfied with himself by every kind and civil expression, that may be"
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"When the Well's dry, we know the Worth of Water."
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes



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