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30 Mind-Blowing Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the USA, was a leading author, politician, political theorist, printer, inventor, humorist, diplomat, statesman, postmaster, civic activist, and scientist. His words remain with us even today to give us peace and wisdom.  

1.“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

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

― Benjamin Franklin

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

― Benjamin Franklin

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

― Benjamin Franklin

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

― Benjamin Franklin

6. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
― Benjamin Franklin

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

― Benjamin Franklin

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

― Benjamin Franklin

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

― Benjamin Franklin

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

― Benjamin Franklin

11. “Well done is better than well said.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

12. “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

13.“Lost Time is never found again.” 

― Benjamin Franklin

14. “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

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

16. “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.” 

― Benjamin Franklin

17.“Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

18.“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.” 

― Benjamin Franklin

19.“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” 

― Benjamin Franklin

20.“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
― Benjamin Franklin

21.“Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

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

― Ben Franklin

23. “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” 

― Benjamin Franklin

24. “A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

25. “Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away” 

― Benjamin Franklin

26. “Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late” 

― Benjamin Franklin

27. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” 

― Benjamin Franklin

28. “When you are finished changing, you’re finished.”
― Benjamin Franklin

29. “When you’re testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet.” 

― Ben Franklin

30. “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

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