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    Benjamin Franklin’in ingilizce sözleri

    Bits of Wisdom from Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) was a leading author, statesman, diplomat, politician, inventor, a scientist, the author of the Poor Richard’s Alamanac a best seller pamphlet published in the American colonies from 1732 -1758.

    Benjamin Franklin’s sayings and wisdom are simple words of common sense, here is a collection of interesting, inspirational sayings and bits of wisdom by a very wise man, the man who invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove and bifocal glasses.

    • Tell me my faults and mend your own.
    • Saying and doing have quarrel’d and parted.
    • Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but that tomorrow never comes.
    • A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.
    • Laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him
    • You may delay but time will not.
    • Virtue may always make a face handsome, but Vice will certainly make it ugly.
    • Love and be loved.
    • Trouble springs from idleness; toil from ease.
    • Plow deep, while sluggards sleep and you will shall have corn, to sell and to keep.
      • He that sows thorns, should never go barefoot.
      • When a friend deals with a friend let the bargain be clear and well penne’d that they may continue friends to the end.
      • He that never eats too much, will never be lazy.
      • Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly.
      • Great Modesty often hides great merit.
      • If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
      • Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
      • The doors of wisdom are never shut.
      • Glass, china and reputation are easily cracked and never mended well.
      • A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.


    • It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
    • Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
    • Little strokes fell great oaks.
    • In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
    • Success has ruined many a man.
    • Energy and persistence conquers all things.
    • Fatigue is the best pillow.
    • God helps them that help themselves.
    • At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.
    • Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it.