best ben franklin quotesMany people don’t know it, but I’m a bit of a history buff and one of my favorite historical figures is Benjamin Franklin. He has so much advice to offer! He was a man of the world, well-traveled, affluent and educated, yet he was down to earth and practical. He loved freedom and sang the praises of hard work. Unlike other intimidating historical figures, Ben Franklin seems like someone that you could sit down and have a cup of coffee with while still being influential enough to be one of our Founding Fathers. What an intriguing figure!

A popular quote of his is this free printable quote here at PrintablesFree.com: “Well done is better than well said.” You can find this free printable Ben Franklin quote pictured above as well. If you’d like to know more about what this wise man had to say about freedom, life, love, education and more, check out the memorable quotes below. I’ll bet that he becomes one of your favorite historical figures, too. He was a very forward thinking man, so many of his quips and quotes are still relevant in the fast-paced world we live in today.

Best Ben Franklin Quotes

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

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

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.

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

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

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

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

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

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

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

Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.

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

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.