Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin


Author Profession: Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, History
Born: January 17, 1706
Died: April 17, 1790
Birth Sign: Capricorn


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Benjamin Franklin quotes

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

Lost time is never found again.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

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

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

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

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

When in doubt, don't.

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

Well done is better than well said.

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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