Benjamin Franklin

315Benjamin Franklin Quotes

American Politician born on January 17, 1706, died on April 17, 1790

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, 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 a university... (source)

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. view quote

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. view quote

Lost time is never found again. view quote

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. view quote

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. view quote

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. view quote

Well done is better than well said. view quote

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble. view quote

Energy and persistence conquer all things. view quote

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. view quote

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. view quote

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