Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin.
BornJanuary 17, 1706
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedApril 17, 1790
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
American statesman and inventor. As American envoy to Paris was instrumental in getting the French to join the U.S. in the American Revolution. Scientific discoveries included electrical generation and the Gulf Stream. Inventions included the lightning rod and bifocals, for all of which he declined to secure patents.

The repository contains 54 quotes from Benjamin Franklin.
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Success and FailureQuotations

Well done is better than well said.


When asked what good a new invention was:

What good is a newborn baby?


Wish not so much to live long as to live well.

AdversityPolitics and Government

Kings have long arms, but misfortune longer; let none think themselves out of reach.

MoneyWords of Wisdom

Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.


Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.


If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment of knowledge always pays the best interest.


If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth the reading, or do things worth the writing.


All humanity is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable, and those who move.


Little strokes fell great oaks.

Media and News

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

MoneyWords of Wisdom

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.

Words of Wisdom

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

ClassicsWords of Wisdom

Donít throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.

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