1. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

2. The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin

3. Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. – Benjamin Franklin

4. Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. – Benjamin Franklin

5. Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal. – Benjamin Franklin

6. Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. – Benjamin Franklin

7. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin

8. Lost Time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

9. He that can have patience can have what he will. – Benjamin Franklin

10. Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin

11. Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. – Benjamin Franklin

12. Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. – Benjamin Franklin

13. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin

14. We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. – Benjamin Franklin

15. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin

16. They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

17. If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be 18. very little printed. – Benjamin Franklin

18. Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away. – Benjamin Franklin

19. Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five. – Benjamin Franklin

20. You may delay, but time will not. – Benjamin Franklin


21. Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle. – Benjamin Franklin

22. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. – Benjamin Franklin

23. I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin

24. While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. – Benjamin Franklin

25. Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see. – Benjamin Franklin

26. If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. – Benjamin Franklin

27. The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read. – Benjamin Franklin

28. I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. – Benjamin Franklin

29. Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. – Benjamin Franklin

30. When you’re testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet. – Benjamin Franklin

31. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

32. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight. – Benjamin Franklin

33. Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. – Benjamin Franklin

34. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Benjamin Franklin

35. The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. – Benjamin Franklin

36. We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing! – Benjamin Franklin