45 Inspirational Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Success

45 Inspirational Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Success

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia’s fire department and the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution. May his quotes inspire you

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

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

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

4. “I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” Benjamin Franklin

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

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

7. “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the mean.” Benjamin Franklin

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

9. “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

10. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

11. “The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.” Benjamin Franklin

12. “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin

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

14. “Money has never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum it makes one.” Benjamin Franklin

15. “God helps those who help themselves.” Benjamin Franklin

16. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” Benjamin Franklin

17. “Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” Benjamin Franklin

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

19. “A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.” Benjamin Franklin

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

21. “Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.” Benjamin Franklin

22. “When you are finished changing you’re finished.” Benjamin Franklin

23. “Those things that hurt, instruct.” Benjamin Franklin

24. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” Benjamin Franklin

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

26. “Words may show a man’s wit, actions his meaning.” Benjamin Franklin

27. “Joy is not in things, it is in us.” Benjamin Franklin

28. “A good example is the best sermon.” Benjamin Franklin

29. “He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” Benjamin Franklin

30. “Never confuse motion with action.” Benjamin Franklin

31. “Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.” Benjamin Franklin

32. “You may delay but time will not.” Benjamin Franklin

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

34. “To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” Benjamin Franklin

35. “Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin

36. “The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.” Benjamin Franklin

37. “Here is my creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the universe. That he governs it bu His Providence. That he ought to be worshipped.” Benjamin Franklin

38. “Never leave till tomorrow which you can do today.” Benjamin Franklin

39. “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Benjamin Franklin

40. “If you want to become rich, never waste your time and money.” Benjamin Franklin

41. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Benjamin Franklin

42. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Benjamin Franklin

43. “He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.” Benjamin Franklin

44. “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” Benjamin Franklin

45. “You can do anything you set your mind to.”

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  1. I like “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin


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