Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and a musical instrument.
Born:January 17, 1706
Died:April 17, 1790
Lost time is never found again.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Beware the hobby that eats.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
You may delay, but time will not.
A place for everything, everything in its place.
Honesty is the best policy.
Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Time is money.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Well done is better than well said.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.