17 Famous Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”

“There never was a good war or a bad peace.”

“Better slip with foot than tongue.”

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.”

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

"Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbours, and let every New-Year find you a better Man."

“Don’t throw stones at your neighbors, if your own windows are glass.”

“Well done is better than well said.”

“A right Heart exceeds all.”

“A true Friend is the best Possession.”

“Lost Time is never found again.”

“When you’re good to others, you’re best to yourself.”

“Haste makes Waste.”

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.”