Benjamin Franklin quotes to motivate you immediately

In this post, I am going to share with you popular and galvanic Benjamin Franklin quotes. Here you can also find his quotes on freedom, democracy, education, justice and liberty.

One of America’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin earned the title of ‘The First American’ for constantly campaigning for colonial unity and co-drafting both the declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. We all know that he had a huge impact on history. Ben Franklin was born on the 17th of January, 1706 from Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger in Boston, Massachusetts.

Franklin was a writer, political philosopher, politician, statesman, scientist and inventor. As a scientist, his contribution to science is discoveries and theories regarding electricity. Also as an inventor, Ben Franklin is well known for the lightning rod, bifocals, swim fins, the glass armonica and the Franklin stove among other inventions.

Benjamin Franklin died at the age of 84 years on the 17th of April, 1790. Nearly 20,000 people attended his funeral.

Benjamin Franklin quotes:

These below quotes are from the book ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’ published by Benjamin Franklin. The book publication appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. The book ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’ contained the calendar, weather, poems, sayings, astronomical and astrological information. Franklin also included the occasional mathematical exercise in this book.

A right heart exceeds all.
– Benjamin Franklin

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A true friend is the best possession.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Better slip with foot than tongue.
– Benjamin Franklin

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

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Don’t throw stones at your neighbours, if your windows are glass.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Haste makes waste.
– Benjamin Franklin


He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
– Benjamin Franklin

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He that lies down with dogs, shall rise with fleas.
– Benjamin Franklin


He that would live in peace; at ease, must not speak all he knows or judge all he sees.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a Sun-Dial in the shade!
– Benjamin Franklin


It is better to take many injuries than to give one.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Look before, or you’ll find yourself behind.
– Benjamin Franklin


Lost time is never found again.
– Benjamin Franklin


Love your enemies, as they will tell you your faults.
– Benjamin Franklin

Love your enemies, as they will tell you your faults.
- Benjamin Franklin

Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.
– Benjamin Franklin


Speak little, do much.
– Benjamin Franklin


Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that tomorrow never comes.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Well done is better than well said.
– Benjamin Franklin

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What more valuable than gold? Diamonds. Than Diamonds? Virtue.
– Benjamin Franklin


What you seem to be, be really.
– Benjamin Franklin

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When you’re good to others, you’re best to yourself.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
– Benjamin Franklin


Work as if you were to live 100 years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin quotes on freedom:

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.
– Benjamin Franklin


Republics derive their strength and vigour from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.
– Benjamin Franklin

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

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Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
– Benjamin Franklin

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


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

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Ben Franklin quotes on democracy:

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin quotes on justice:

Justice is as strictly due between neighbour nations as between neighbour citizens.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Thirteen virtues are necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquillity, chastity, and humility.
– Benjamin Franklin


Virtues of justice: Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Without justice, courage is weak.
– Benjamin Franklin



Benjamin Franklin quotes on liberty:

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain temporary security will deserve neither liberty nor security.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Do not give up your liberty.
– Benjamin Franklin


He who would trade liberty for some temporary security deserves neither liberty nor security.
– Benjamin Franklin

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


Where liberty is, there is my country.
– Benjamin Franklin

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Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
– Benjamin Franklin



Best quotes by Benjamin Franklin:

A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.
– Benjamin Franklin

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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
– Benjamin Franklin


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

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Diligence overcomes difficulties, sloth makes them.
– Benjamin Franklin


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

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Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
– Benjamin Franklin

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If you would not be forgotten, do things worth remembering.
– Benjamin Franklin


Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
– Benjamin Franklin


Trouble knocked at the door but hearing laughter, hurried away.
– Benjamin Franklin

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