Author: Benjamin Franklin

He’s a fool that makes his doctor his heir.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Death takes no bribes.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

A flatterer never seems absurd: the flatter’d always takes his word.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Never argue with a man who buys his ink by the barrel.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

A dying man can do nothing easily.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

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

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

The first mistake in public business is going into it.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Ne'er take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

God heals and the doctor takes the fee.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Why should I give my readers bad lines of my own when good ones of other people’s are so plenty?

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

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

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain… and most fools do.

(1706 – 1790) American statesman, author, scientist & inventor
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