Top 10 Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

Benjamin Franklin
Every other sect supposes itself in possession of the truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong. Like a man traveling in foggy weather they see those at a distance before them wrapped up in a fog, as well as those behind them, and also people in the fields on each side; but near them, all appears clear, though in truth they are as much in the fog as any of them.
Benjamin Franklin

The cat in gloves catches no mice.

Benjamin Franklin
The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love . . . the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion.
Benjamin Franklin

Your argument is sound, nothing but sound.

Benjamin Franklin
Private property...is the creature of society and is subject to the calls of that society even to the last farthing.
Benjamin Franklin

A virtuous and industrious people may be cheaply governed.

Benjamin Franklin
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
Benjamin Franklin

Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics...derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.

Benjamin Franklin
Mankind are very odd creatures:one half censure what they practice,the other half practice what they censure;the rest always say and do as they ought.