100 Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Freedom, Government

These Benjamin Franklin quotes on freedom, government and democracy will change the way you think.

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 that was according to old calendar January 6, 1706 was  an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher and political philosopher.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Among other intellectuals, Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Nobody would believe that the person who never finished his school was the one who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

Franklin became the first United States Postmaster General during revolution and served as governor of Pennsylvania from 1785 to 1788.

As a scientist, he was one of the major figure in the American Enlightenment and known for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for his famous inventions including the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among his other inventions.

Here we are sharing a collection of Benjamin Franklin quotes and sayings on freedom, government and democracy to make wiser.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“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

“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”
― Ben Franklin

“Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.”
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“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“All the little money that ever came into my hands was ever laid out in books.”
― Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Liberty And Safety

“To cease to think creatively is to cease to live”
― Benjamin Franklin

“There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
― Benjamin Franklin

“There was never a bad peace or a good war.”
― Ben Franklin

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late”
― Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quote On Freedom

“Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“When you’re testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet.”
― Ben Franklin

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Security without liberty is called prison.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Contentment makes poor men rich,
Discontent makes rich men poor.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“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

Benjamin Franklin Famous Quotes And Sayings

“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Work as if you were to live a thousand years, play as if you were to die tomorrow.”
― Ben Franklin

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“When you are finished changing, you’re finished.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Those things that hurt, instruct.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
― Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Government

“Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
― Benjamin Franklin

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Well done is better than well said.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
― Benjamin Franklin, The Way to Wealth: Ben Franklin on Money and Success

“Reading was the only amusement I allowed myself”
― Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“If Jack’s in love, he’s no judge of Jill’s beauty.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“If Passion drives, let Reason hold the Reins.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood / The Busy-Body / Early Writings

Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Democracy

“You may delay, but time will not.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”
― Benjamin Franklin

“To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Write to Please Yourself.
When You write to Please Others
You end up Pleasing No one.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Eat to live, don’t live to eat.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.”
― Ben Franklin

“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.”
― Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Funny Quotes

“In wine, there is wisdom, in beer, there is Freedom, in the water there is bacteria.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
― Benjamin Franklin

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“You only have the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself.”
― Ben Franklin

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
― Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Tyranny

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Fish and visitors smell in three days.”
― Ben Franklin

“Never confuse Motion with Action.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“He who can have patience can have what he will.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Words may show a man’s wit, actions his meaning.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.”
― Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Money, Security

“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“No one cares what you know until they know that you care!”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure when he is really selling himself to it.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“One today is worth two tomorrows.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.”
― Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes From Poor Richard’s Almanac

“Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

“Speak little, do much.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

“In the Affairs of this World Men are saved, not by faith,
but by the Lack of it.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

“Love your enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

“A friend in need is a friend indeed!”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

“Lost Time is never found again.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

“I am for doing good to the poor, but…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. I observed…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

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made,
What’s a sundial in the shade?”
― Benjamin Franklin

Did you learn something new from these Benjamin Franklin quotes?

Benjamin Franklin lived a colorful life and his determination and moral consciousness made him one of America’s most iconic thinkers and ‘do-ers’ in history. He left a powerful legacy of his scientific and political achievements.

Famous for his wit and wisdom, Franklin is behind the several inventions in different fields of his time. He was also one of the most influential people of his time and there are many towns, counties, and educational institutions named after him in his honor.

We hope these Benjamin Franklin funny quotes will make you smile and his other quotes on freedom, democracy, government, liberty and safety will teach you something new.

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