Sunday, February 27, 2011

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

We're covering Benjamin Franklin in my senior seminar tomorrow. I pulled a few quotes from his booklet  "The Way to Wealth" and other sources:

The Way to Wealth:

A word to the wise is enough

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

God helps them that help themselves

Never leave till tomorrow which you can do today

There are no gains without pains

Rather go to bed supperless than in debt

Fools make feasts and wise men eat them

What would maintain one vice would bring up two children

Lying rides on debt's back

Creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of day and times

Additional Sources:

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Time is money.

A place for everything, everything in its place.

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

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

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

Honesty is the best policy.

Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security

Where liberty is, there is my country.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

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

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up

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