Aphorisms Galore!

Benjamin Franklin

b. 1706; d. 1790

Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist

tiny.ag/hudckmys  ·   Fair (572 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough.

Benjamin Franklin, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/ac57f8tj  ·   Fair (1168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin, in Life and Death and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/x06lwkz4  ·   Fair (555 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/lgkszg2d  ·   Fair (431 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

tiny.ag/swonymzt  ·   Fair (571 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin, in Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/6pua1ipj  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/6b9j37a4  ·   Fair (528 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/rnfyuapf  ·   Fair (1047 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/i5nn9q12  ·   Fair (393 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/vpwdae8j  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/b8pl5th4  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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, in Wisdom and Ignorance