How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Click on the picture of
Benjamin Franklin quote
you want to see a larger version.
Benjamin Franklin Quotes
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
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.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Time is money.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
No person I have ever met, not even the most righteous or pure of heart, has gone without those times when faith recedes in the busy-ness of life.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.
Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.
In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.