Benjamin Franklin, Portrait, Duplessis

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Joseph Duplessis. Image Source: Wikimedia.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

January 17, 1706–April 17, 1790

Quotes Related to Ben Franklin


“God heals, and the doctor takes the fees.”

“God helps them that help themselves.”

“Work as if you were to live 100 years; pray as if you were to die tomorrow.”

“Keep your eyes open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”

“My father convinced me that nothing was useful which was not honest.”

“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.”

“Virtue alone is sufficient to make a man great, glorious and happy.”

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

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  • Article Title Ben Franklin Quotes
  • Coverage January 17, 1706–April 17, 1790
  • Author
  • Keywords Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father, Declaration of Independence, Treaty of Alliance, Treaty of Paris 1863, United States Constitution
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 28, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022
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