Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

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

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on contentment, discontent, and men

Content makes poor men rich; Discontent makes rich men poor.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on authors, beginning, faults, and life

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition, the faults of the first.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, ch 1

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

He that won't be counseled can't be helped.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, Sept. 1758.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on money

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Remember, that credit is money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on action, day, money, and work

The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or at nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer; but if he sees you at the billiard-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money the next day.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on memory

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Creditors have better memories than debtors.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Correct Quotes for DOS, WordStar International, 1991.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on criticism

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on change, christianity, principles, and world

He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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