Benjamin Franklin Quotes



God helps those who help themselves.

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

I didn't fail the test; I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

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

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

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

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

No nation was ever ruined by trade.

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

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

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

Where liberty is, there is my country.

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.