55 Motivational Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Education, Time

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS was a British politician of the Conservative Party who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. These Benjamin Franklin quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Benjamin Franklin Quotes

  1. “War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is.
    Revolution is when you decide that for yourself.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough, to be honest.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  3. “He who would trade liberty for some temporary security deserves neither liberty nor security.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  4. “If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  5. “The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  6. “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  7. “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  8. “Little minds think and talk about people.
    Average minds think and talk about things and actions.
    Great minds think and talk about ideas.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  9. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
    When you’re down to nothing, God is up to something. The faithful see the invisible, believe the incredible, and then receive the impossible.
    Where liberty dwells there is my country.” ~ Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin quotes on time
  10. “Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  11. “Success is the residue of planning.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  12. “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  13. “This [the U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism… when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  14. “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  15. “The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  16. “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  17. “Well done is better than well said.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  18. “The proof of gold is fire.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  19. “Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  20. “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  21. “Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  22. “I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  23. “The best of all medicines is resting and fasting” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  24. “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  25. “Common sense without education is better than education without common sense.” ~ Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin quotes on education
  26. “If you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  27. “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  28. “Change is the only constant in life. One’s ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  29. “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  30. “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  31. “God heals, and the doctor takes the fees.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  32. “Genius is the ability to hold one’s vision steady until it becomes reality” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  33. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  34. “To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  35. “Take the money in your wallet and invest it in your mind. And in return, your mind will fill up your wallet!” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  36. “I have lived, Sir, long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that “except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this, and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  37. “Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who kept their swords.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  38. “We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  39. “Security without liberty is called prison.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  40. “How do you become better tomorrow? By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid of standing still. Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you. So how do you become better tomorrow? By becoming better today.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  41. “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  42. “Women are books, and men the readers be.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  43. “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  44. “Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. … Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  45. “Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech; which is the right of every man as far as by it he does not hurt or control the right of another; and this is the only check it ought to suffer and the only bounds it ought to know… Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech, a thing terrible to traitors.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  46. “Doing your best means never stop trying.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  47. “The noblest question in the world is: ‘What good may I do in it?'” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  48. “By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  49. “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  50. 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
  51. “The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  52. “Most men die from the neck up at age twenty-five because they stop dreaming.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  53. “In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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