Author: Benjamin Franklin

Three may keep a secret… if two of them are dead.

(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

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

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

Marry your son when you will, but your daughter when you can.

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

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

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

Rich widows are the only secondhand goods that sell at first-class prices.

(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

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

(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

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

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

Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master.

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

Love thy neighbor… but don't pull down your hedge.

(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

If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.

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

I am in the prime of senility.

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

I know not which lives more unnatural lives, obeying husbands, or commanding wives.

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

There are more old drunkards than old doctors.

(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

The first mistake in public business is going into it.

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

We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.

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

Death takes no bribes.

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