American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, Founding Father (1706-1790)
Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General.
Benjamin Franklin Quotes Page 4
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.