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Benjamin Franklin

b. 1706; d. 1790  ·  11 aphorisms  ·  one comment

Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Law and Politics and [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well done is better than well said.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (263 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (873 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (217 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (903 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

[aphorist] Benjamin Franklin, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Wealth and Poverty

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