BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S FAMOUS QUOTES

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S FAMOUS QUOTES

“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1756

 

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

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1739

 

“There never was a good war or a bad peace.”

-Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London, July 1783. Also cited in a letter to Quincy, Sr., American merchant, planter and politician, September 1783.

 

“He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1733

 

“Better slip with foot than tongue.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1734

 

“Look before, or you’ll find yourself behind.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1735

 

“Don’t throw stones at your neighbors, if your own windows are glass.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1736

 

“He that would live in peace & at ease, Must not speak all he knows or judge all he sees.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1736

 

“Well done is better than well said.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1737

 

“A right Heart exceeds all.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1739

 

“What you seem to be, be really.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1744

 

“A true Friend is the best Possession.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1744

 

“No gains without pains.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1745

 

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander Time; for that’s the Stuff Life is made of.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1746

 

“Lost Time is never found again.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1747

 

“When you’re good to others, you’re best to yourself.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1748

 

“Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1748

 

“Hide not your Talents, they for Use were made. What’s a Sun-Dial in the shade!”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1750

 

“Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack’d, and never well mended.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1750

 

“What more valuable than Gold? Diamonds. Than Diamonds? Virtue.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1751

 

“Haste makes Waste.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1753

 

“Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738

 

“It is better to take many Injuries than to give one.”

- Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1735

 

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.”

- ​Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738

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