Ben Franklin Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Ben Franklin quotes and Ben Franklin sayings, and Ben Franklin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"No gains without pains."

"Neglect mending a small fault and ’twill soon be a great one."

"Industry, perseverance & frugality make fortune yield."

"He that waits on fortune is never sure of a dinner."

"He that hath a trade, hath an estate."

"Who is rich? He that enjoys his portion."

"Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits."

"The wise and the brave dares own that he was wrong."

"Wealth and content are not always bedfellows."

"td>Caesar did not merit the triumphal car more than he that conquers himself."

"It is better to take many injuries than to give one."

"Seek virtue and of that posest, to Providence resign the rest."

"If you’ld have a servant that you like, serve yourself."

"Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments."

"Grace thou thy house and let not that grace thee."

"Good example is the best sermon."

"Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time might make the worst man good throughout."

"If evils come not then our fears are in vain; and if they do, fear but augments the pain."

"Be not niggardly of what costs thee nothing, as courtesy, counsel and countenance."

"Clean your finger before you point at my spots."

"What you would seem to be, be really."

"Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices."

"It is wise not to seek a secret and honest not to reveal it."

"Better slip with foot than tongue."

"Nor eye in a letter, nor hand in a purse, nor ear in the secret of another."

"If passion drives, let reason hold the reins."

"Little strokes fell great oaks."

"Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them."

"Nothing is certain but death and taxes."

"The devil wipes his breech with poor folks’ pride."

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