Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.

Benjamin Franklin
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Benjamin Franklin

Anyone willing to give up liberty in exchange for security deserves neither.

Benjamin Franklin
Our friend and we were invited aboard on a party of pleasure, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first, and he has gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together; and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him.
Benjamin Franklin

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin
Enjoy the present hour, be mindful of the past; And neither fear nor wish the Approaches of the last. Learn of the skillful: He that teaches himself, hath a fool for his master.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin
To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.
Benjamin Franklin

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.

Benjamin Franklin
You have two choices, write about something of significance or do something someone wants to write about.