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Born in January 17, 1706 / Died in April 17, 1790 / United States / English

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
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.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
Where liberty is, there is my country.
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
Lost time is never found again.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.