“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

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

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”

“Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.”

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

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

“Well done is better than well said.”

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

“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

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

“Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.”

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.”

“You may delay, but time will not.”

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

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

“Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.”

“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.”

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.”

“Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.”

“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.”

“When you are finished changing, you're finished.”

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”

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

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.”

“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.”

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

“When you're testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet.”

“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.”

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.”

“Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”

“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.”

“To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.”

Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790