Top 20 Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open.

Benjamin Franklin
Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

Benjamin Franklin
Hast thou virtue? acquire also the graces and beauties of virtue.
Benjamin Franklin

For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.

Benjamin Franklin
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Benjamin Franklin

You don't get somebody to like you by doing them a favor. That only tends to build resentment over the fact that they are needy and you are not. No, you ask them to do you a favor.

Benjamin Franklin
We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride and folly than we are taxed by government.
Benjamin Franklin

Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.

Benjamin Franklin
He that drinks fast, pays slow.