Top 10 Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin(1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the US, the first postmaster in the US, and a great inventor. A few of his inventions include: bifocal glasses, the glass harmonica, the Franklin oven,  swimming fins, and the lightning rod. He was most well known for drafting the Declaration of Independence.

Here are Benjamin Franklin’s top 10 quotes:


Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.


Love your enemies for they tell you your faults.


Well done is better than well said.


A penny saved is a penny earned.


I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.


Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.


Either write something worth remembering or do something worth writing.


While we may  not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.


There are two ways to increase your wealth. Increase your means or decrease your wants. The best is to do both at the same time.

Thank you Benjamin Franklin!

Interesting Benjamin Franklin Facts:

  • He had 16 siblings.
  • He only had two years of formal education.
  • The glass harmonica he invented was used by Beethoven and Mozart.
  • He owned a newspaper company, the Pennsylvania Gazette, at age 22.
  • He volunteered for Philadelphia’s fire department.
  • He was the richest person in the US in 1785.

What are some of your favorite Benjamin Franklin facts or quotes? Thank you, and carpe omnia!


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