Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

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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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 on children

A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can never be spent.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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