Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on clarity and conscience

The best tranquilizer is a clear conscience.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Hints to those that would be Rich (1736).

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on pleasure

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on children

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, June 1741.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on action and opposites

When confronted with two courses of action I jot down on a piece of paper all the arguments in favor of each one - then on the opposite side I write the arguments against each one. Then by weighing the arguments pro and con and canceling them out, one against the other, I take the course indicated by what remains.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content