Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Franklin’

Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 28, 2016

Benjamin Franklin, on conceit (from Poor Richard’s Almanac)

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”

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Quote of the day, Jan. 17

January 17, 2016

Benjamin Franklin, on war and peace (1783)

“All Wars are Follies, very expensive, and very mischievous ones. When will Mankind be convinced of this, and agree to settle their Differences by Arbitration? Were they to do it, even by the Cast of a Dye, it would be better than by Fighting and destroying each other.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 19

October 19, 2015

Benjamin Franklin, on slavery

“Slavery is such an atrocious debasement of human nature, that its very extirpation, if not performed with solicitous care, may sometimes open a source of serious evils. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 28

June 28, 2015

Benjamin Franklin, on freedom

“Who would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 6

November 6, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, on industry

“Lose no Time. Be always employ’d in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary actions.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 23

October 23, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, on freedom of speech (1737)

“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, on peace

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

Quote of the day, Nov 22

November 21, 2012

Benjamin Franklin, on war (1783)

“All Wars are Follies, very expensive, and very mischievous ones. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 4

August 4, 2012

Benjamin Franklin, on fasting

“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting.”

Quote of the day, May 15

May 15, 2012

Benjamin Franklin, on learning

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