Top 20 Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Freedom and Liberty

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”


“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”


“It is a common error in friends, when they would extol their friends, to make comparisons, and to depreciate the merits of others.”


“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”


“Marriage is the most natural state of man, and…..the state in which you will find solid happiness.”

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.”


“There are in life real evils enough, and it is folly to afflict ourselves with imaginary ones; it is time enough when the real ones arrive.”


“He that can have patience can have what he will.”


“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”


“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin


“Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.” – Benjamin Franklin


“Necessity never made a good bargain.” – Benjamin Franklin


“By the collision of different sentiments, sparks of truth are struck out, and political light is obtained. The different factions, which at present divide us, aim all at the public good; the differences are only about the various modes of promoting it.”


“He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare. This is sometimes of great use.” – Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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


“I would advise you to read with a pen in hand, and enter in a little book short hints of what you find that is curious, or that may be useful; for this will be the best method of imprinting such particulars in your memory.”


“Having been poor is no shame, being ashamed of it is.” – Benjamin Franklin


“He that lives upon hope will die too fast.” – Benjamin Franklin


“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote” – Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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


“Our opinions are not in our own power; they are formed and governed much by circumstances that are often as inexplicable as they are irresistible.” – Benjamin Franklin


“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”


“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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


“Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One.”


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


“Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.”


If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for he that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.” – Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.


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


“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.”


“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


“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned.”

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“The art of getting riches consists very much in thrift. All men are not equally qualified for getting money, but it is in the power of everyone alike to practice this virtue.” – Benjamin Franklin


“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.”


Great Estates may venture more, But little Boats should keep near Shore.” – Benjamin Franklin


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


“Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.” – Benjamin Franklin

Top 20 Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Freedom and Liberty
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