Ben Franklin’s Quips & Quotes

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was called the “The First American” because he was such a strong advocate for uniting the colonies. He published an almanac that included loads of data, advice, and witty wisdom.  A few gems of his advice and witticisms are listed below:

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of. Work as if you were to live a hundred years,  Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.

Well done is better than well said.

A good example is the best sermon.

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one make you but even with him; forgiving it sets you above him.

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

 Tomorrow, Advice from a Lady of Distinction    Rita Bay

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