Middletown Thrall Library to Present Historical Exhibit - Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a New World, June 4, 2008 to July 25, 2008

"Franklin Said..."

Literarlly hundreds of witty quotations
are attributed to Benjamin Franklin.
Here are some you might find interesting!

"If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge
always pays the best interest."

"Speak ill of no man, but speak
all the good you know of everybody"

"The Constitution only gives people
the right to pursue happiness.
You have to catch it yourself."

"By failing to prepare,
you are preparing to fail."

"Hide not your talents.
They for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?"

"Do not fear mistakes.
You will know failure.
Continue to reach out."

"To succeed, jump as quickly
at opportunities
as you do at conclusions."

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

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

"Any society that would
give up a little liberty
to gain a little security
will deserve neither and lose both."

"Either write something worth reading
or do something worth writing."

"Energy and persistence
conquer all things."

"Wise men don't need advice.
Fools won't take it."

"Even peace may be purchased
at too high a price."

"We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately."

"Words may show a man's wit
but actions his meaning."

For even more Franklin quotes, visit the
"Sayings" links in our Franklin web guide.

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