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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

(1706-1790), American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Category: Certainty

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Category: Certainty

When you're finished changing, you're finished.

Category: Change

A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.

Category: Cheerfulness

Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.

Category: Children

Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.

Category: Complaints And Complaining

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Category: Conflict

Singularity in the right hath ruined many; happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.

Category: Conformity

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Category: Constitutions

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Category: Contentment

Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.

Category: Contentment

Drive thy business or it will drive thee.

Category: Control

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Category: Control

The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.

Category: Conversation

If we do not hang together, we will all hang separately.

Category: Cooperation