Most people die at 25 and aren't buried until they're 75.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Profession: Statesman
Nationality: American

Most people die at 25 and aren't buried until they're 75. Benjamin Franklin

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Why do tomorrow what you can do today?

In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation.

Never take a wife till thou hast a house(and a fire) to put her in.

By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree and endless in duration.

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.

That there is one God, who made all things. That he governs the world by his providence. That he ought to be worshiped by adoration, prayer, and thanksgiving. But that the most acceptable service of God is doing good to man. That the soul is immortal. And that God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.

My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.

I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one's temper and disturb one's quiet.

He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.

If you empty your purse into your head, no one can take it away from you. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

There are in life real evils enough and it is folly to afflict ourselves with imaginary ones.

Observe all men, thyself most.

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.