Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

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 diligence, good, luck, and motherhood

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on decisions and happiness

There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on enemies, friendship, and good

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on day

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Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: quoting George Chapman, 1605

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship and pleasure

Our friend and we were invited aboard on a party of pleasure, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first, and he has gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together; and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on certainty, constitution, death, promises, taxes, and world

Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Letter to Jean Baptiste Leroy, 13 Nov. 1789

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