Did Ben Franklin Really Say That?? Yep... 96 Quotes From A Founding Father


Life today still rings out with many many of the quotes and sayings put out by Benjamin Franklin.  Many often wonder whether the founding fathers of America are still relevant today.  Read the following and you tell me... how many of these quotes still apply today?  

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

 

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

“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

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
Benjamin Franklin

 

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

 

“Slavery is such an atrocious debasement of human nature, that its very extirpation, if not performed with solicitous care, may sometimes open a source of serious evils. The unhappy man who has been treated as a brute animal, too frequently sinks beneath the common standard of the human species. The galling chains, that bind his body, do also fetter his intellectual faculties, and impair the social affections of his heart… To instruct, to advise, to qualify those, who have been restored to freedom, for the exercise and enjoyment of civil liberty… and to procure for their children an education calculated for their future situation in life; these are the great outlines of the annexed plan, which we have adopted.

[For the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, 1789]”
Benjamin Franklin, Writings


“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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

“How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!”
Benjamin Franklin

 

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

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