Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

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 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.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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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

Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Historical Review of Pennsylvania. 1759

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on cheerfulness, good, health, and weather

A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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