Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the USA, a printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and a diplomat. Beside all these, he is widely popular and is remembered for the wit, wisdom, and elegance of his writing.

We all have heard his name in our school science books ,for his work in the field of electricity. Recently while surfing through the net I discovered that one of the most popular quote ” Honesty is the best policy” is attributed to him. How common was this quote in my schools, you can find it written on charts pasted on almost every class, and you can hear this quote at least twice in every week. It really amused me and so I started searching more of his quotes. And that is how I came up with this amazing collection of witty and wise sayings by Benjamin Franklin. Enjoy.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes


Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.


Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.


I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.


In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.


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.

Life’s Tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.


Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.


The first mistake in public business is the going into it.


I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.


There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.


There was never a good war, or a bad peace.


Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.


He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.


A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.


A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.


At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

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Saurav Joshi

Hi, I am Saurav Joshi, an aspiring blogger and a computer science engineering student with a deeper passion for adventure than coding. Life is too short to try everything so this blog is dedicated to those who want the best of everything.

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