Last Updated on 21 June 2024

Quotes from Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

  • Don’t throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.
  • Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.
  • Glass, china, and reputation are easily crack’d, and never well mended.
  • He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
  • He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.
  • If you would know the value of money, go and borrow some.
  • It is better to take many injuries than to give one.
  • Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
  • Lost time is never found again.
  • Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
  • Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.
  • Pardoning the bad is injuring the good.
  • Remember that time is money.
  • A right heart exceeds all.
  • Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
  • A true friend is the best possession.
  • Well done is better than well said.
  • What is more valuable than Gold? Diamonds. Than diamonds? Virtue.
  • Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
  • Wish not so much to live long as to live well.