Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on experience, learning, and schools

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on enemies and people

I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship

A false friend and a shadow stay around only while the sun shines.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

An egg today is better than a hen tomorrow.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on cheerfulness, day, good, idleness, men, and work

When men are employed, they are best contented; for on the days they worked they were good-natured and cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day's work, they spent the evening jollily; but on our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, ch 10

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on emptiness

An empty bag cannot stand upright.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1740

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on emptiness

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on energy and persistence

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on health

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

One should eat to live, not live to eat.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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