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55 Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Freedom, Liberty, And Justice

Who was Benjamin Franklin?

Benjamin Franklin was a diplomat, inventor, scientist, publisher, author, and statesman. He was born on 17 January 1706 in Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. He was an American polymath and one of the founding fathers of the USA. He started a successful printing business in Philadelphia and became rich.

How Benjamin Franklin started his career?

He started his career at the age of 12 as an apprentice in his brother’s printer shop. At age 23, Franklin became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia, one of the leading colonies in the Pennsylvania Gazette. He became rich by publishing this and Poor Richard’s Almanac, which he authored under the pseudonym “Richard Sanders”. Many questions, if Benjamin Franklin was a president, and the answer is no, but he had a role as an important figure who was known as one of eight founding fathers, aiding in the drafting of the declaration of independence and the U.S. Constitution. 

How Benjamin Franklin became a leader?

In 1747, when Pennsylvania was exposed by pirates on the Delaware River, French and Indian attacks on the western border, he led a militia campaign. The militia met on January 1, 1748, and appointed Franklin as its commander.

How Benjamin Franklin died?

He died at the age of 84. In his early life, Benjamin Franklin was suffering from a hard disease of pleurisy. At least, he died 17 April 1790 due to a heart attack of pleurisy.

1. “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” – Benjamin Franklin

2. “Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.” ― Benjamin Franklin

3. “Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin

4. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

5. “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” – Benjamin Franklin

6. “There are two ways of being happy — we may either diminish our wants or augment our means — either will do, the result is the same, and it is for each man to decide for himself, and do that which happens to be the easiest. If you are idle or sick or poor, however hard it may be to diminish your wants, it will be harder to augment your means.” – Benjamin Franklin

7. “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin

8. “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin

9. “Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries.” – Benjamin Franklin

10. “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!” – Benjamin Franklin

11. “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin

12. “Don’t go to the doctor with every distemper, nor to the lawyer with every quarrel, nor to the pot for every thirst. ” – Benjamin Franklin

13. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” –  Benjamin Franklin

14. “As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.” – Benjamin Franklin

15. “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” – Benjamin Franklin

16. “It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” – Benjamin Franklin

17. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ― Benjamin Franklin

18. “If you are active and prosperous, or young, or in good health, it may be easier for you to augment your means than to diminish your wants. But if you are wise, you will do both at the same time, young or old, rich or poor, sick or well; and if you are wise, you will do both in such a way as to augment the general happiness of society.” – Benjamin Franklin

19. “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”― Benjamin Franklin

20. “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ― Benjamin Franklin

21. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

22. “Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.” – Benjamin Franklin

23. “The way to secure peace is to be prepared for war. They that are on their guard, and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked, than the supine, secure, and negligent.” – Benjamin Franklin

24. “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” – Benjamin Franklin

25. “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” ― Benjamin Franklin

26. “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” – Benjamin Franklin

27. “I never saw an oft removed tree, nor yet an oft-removed family, that throve so well as those that settled be.” – Benjamin Franklin

28. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

29. “Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin

30. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” ― Benjamin Franklin

31. “The wit of conversation consists more in finding it in others, than showing a great deal yourself. He who goes out of your company pleased with his own facetiousness and ingenuity, will the sooner come into it again.” – Benjamin Franklin

32. “Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.” – Benjamin Franklin

33. “Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

34. “A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.” – Benjamin Franklin

35. “Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.” ― Benjamin Franklin

36. “A fat kitchen makes a lean will.” – Benjamin Franklin

37. “Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.” – Benjamin Franklin

38. “Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.” – Benjamin Franklin

39. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin

40. “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ― Benjamin Franklin

41. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

42. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

43. “Employ your time well, if you mean to get leisure.” – Benjamin Franklin

44. “If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” ― Benjamin Franklin

45. “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin

46. “Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

47. “Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.” – Benjamin Franklin

48 “Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.” ― Benjamin Franklin

49. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin

50. “If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.” – Benjamin Franklin

51. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

52. “It is a common error in friends, when they would extol their friends, to make comparisons, and to depreciate the merits of others.” – Benjamin Franklin

53. “I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course, became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” ― Benjamin Franklin

54. “Who is wise? He that learns from everyone.” – Benjamin Franklin

55. “Honesty is the best policy.” – Benjamin Franklin

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