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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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.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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