Everyone loves Benjamin Franklin quotes. Many are from his famous Poor Richard’s Almanac, but Ben was always a good source of quotes in person as well.
“A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.”
“A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”
“Blame-all and praise-all, are two blockheads.”
Benjamin Franklin by Jean Baptiste Greuze
“A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.”
“A small leak can sink a great ship.”
“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.”
“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”
“Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”
“Little strokes fell great oaks.”
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”
“Fear not death, for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.”
“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.”
We hope you’ve learned as much from these insightful and interesting Benjamin Franklin quotes as we have!