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Franklin Quotes

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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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To reach a port, we must sail -
sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that would fish, must venture his bait.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Benjamin Franklin

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
- Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror
which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Appeasement" is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile,
one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity-
but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
- Earl Warren

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

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

The issues are by some geometric number -
100 or 200 or 500 -
times more complicated today than we appreciated them
to be when Franklin Roosevelt was around.
- Gaylord Nelson

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization,
from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- James Roosevelt

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I know I'm not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or
Elvis Presley or any of those people.
- George Thorogood

How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see
the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson,
Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked.
- Burl Ives

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

Ronald Reagan is clearly to television what Franklin Roosevelt was to radio.
- David R. Gergen

Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge.
- Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne;
knowing him was like drinking it.
- Winston Churchill


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