Author: Benjamin Franklin

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

(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

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

(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

Beware the hobby that eats.

(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

I am in the prime of senility.

(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

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

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

To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girl friends.

(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

Fish and visitors smell in three days.

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

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

(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

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

(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

When man and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.

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

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

(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