Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Ere you consult your fancy, consult your purse.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on reason and words

Here comes the orator with his flood of words and his drop of reason.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on belief, friendship, god, imagination, labor, life, men, needs, politics, sacred, success, time, and truth

And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? I have lived a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.' I firmly believe this; and I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Continental Convention, 1787

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on dogs, faith, friendship, money, and wives

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on fatigue

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Fatigue is the best pillow.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on authors, belief, body, books, correction, food, lies, losing, and work

The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer, (Like the cover of an old book, Its contents worn out, And stript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms! Yet the work itself shall not be lost, For it will, as he believed, appear once more In a new and more beautiful edition, Corrected and amended By its Author!

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Epitaph for himself, Christ Church Burial Grounds; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

A place for everything, everything in its place.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on good and sermons

A good example is the best sermon.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Nothing preaches better than the act.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on good

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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