Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on liberty, nations, and speech

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Written when he was 16.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on time

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Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on shame

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Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on wealth

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He does not possess wealth that allows it to possess him.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on interest, men, and principles

'Tis against some men's principle to pay interest, and seems against others' interest to pay the principle.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on business and mistakes

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on success

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Success has ruin'd many a man.

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Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1752

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on nature

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The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: To the editor of a London newspaper, 1765, to chaff the English for their ignorance of America.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on wisdom

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The doors of wisdom are never shut.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on work

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The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac

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