Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Fear God, and your enemies will fear you.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a Founding Father of the United States.  He served his nation as a prominent statesman and effective diplomat.  

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Keep conscience clear, then never fear.

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a Founding Father of the United States.  He served his nation as a prominent statesman and effective diplomat.  

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Where liberty dwells, there is my country.

They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a Founding Father of the United States.  He served his nation as a prominent statesman and effective diplomat.  

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Well done is better than well said.

Much of Franklin’s wisdom was shared in his published pamphlet, “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” which appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. He adopted the pseudonym of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders” as the publisher and author. 

Benjamin Franklin Quote

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Genius is nothing more than a greater aptitude for patience.

From 1 Thessalonians 5:14:  “And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them.”

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Who is wise?  He that learns from everyone.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Much of Franklin’s wisdom was shared in his published pamphlet, “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” which appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. He adopted the pseudonym of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders” as the publisher and author.