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27 Awe Inspiring Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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27 Awe Inspiring Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was an author, politician, inventor, scientist, civic activist, diplomat and statesman.

Here are some Benjamin Franklin Quotes:

27 Inspiring Benjamin Franklin Quotes:

1. “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin

2. “Drive thy business or it will drive thee.” – Benjamin Franklin

3. “You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

4. “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.” – Benjamin Franklin

5. “Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

6. “Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.” – Benjamin Franklin

7. “Who is wise? He that learns from every one.” – Benjamin Franklin

8. “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” – Benjamin Franklin

9. “Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.” – Benjamin Franklin

10th Benjamin Franklin Quote – “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

11. “Employ your time well, if you mean to get leisure.” – Benjamin Franklin

12. “Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin

13. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

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14. “Take it from Richard, poor and lame, what’s begun in anger ends in shame.” – Benjamin Franklin

15. “Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries.” – Benjamin Franklin

16. “Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.” – Benjamin Franklin

17. “Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.” – Benjamin Franklin

18. “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin

19. “If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.” – Benjamin Franklin

20th Benjamin Franklin Quote – “If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.” – Benjamin Franklin

21. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin

22. “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

23. “Creditors have better memories than debtors.” – Benjamin Franklin

24. “He that is of the opinion that money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.” – Benjamin Franklin

25. “Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin

26. “To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.” – Benjamin Franklin

27. “It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” – Benjamin Franklin

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30 Most Famous Quotes of All Time to Motivate You

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

10. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~Brené Brown

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11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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