Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university. Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity, initially as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies. As the first United States Ambassador to Fra... More


Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin #Alone #Faith

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
Benjamin Franklin #Anger

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin #Anger #Good

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Benjamin Franklin #Age

At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment.
Benjamin Franklin #Art

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
Benjamin Franklin #Best #Education #Knowledge

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin #Best #Wisdom

Honesty is the best policy.
Benjamin Franklin #Best

Hunger is the best pickle.
Benjamin Franklin #Business

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
Benjamin Franklin #Death

I saw few die of hunger of eating, a hundred thousand.
Benjamin Franklin #Death #Morning

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
Benjamin Franklin #Education

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Benjamin Franklin #Experience

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Benjamin Franklin #Failure #Fear

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin #Faith #Men

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
Benjamin Franklin #Faith

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
Benjamin Franklin #Family

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Benjamin Franklin #Finance #Good

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Benjamin Franklin #Food

Beware the hobby that eats.
Benjamin Franklin #Food #Home

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin #Friendship

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Benjamin Franklin #Time

Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin #God

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
Benjamin Franklin #God

God helps those who help themselves.
Benjamin Franklin #God

God works wonders now and then Behold a lawyer, an honest man.