Best 5 Benjamin Franklin Quotations With Citations

Polymath Benjamin Franklin published a yearly almanac called “Poor Richard’s Almanack“. For this popular publication, Franklin adopted the pseudonym of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders”.

“Poor Richard’s Almanack” was published from 1732 to 1758. It had a good mishmash of weather forecasts, practical household tips, puzzles, poems,astronomical and astrological information.

best 5 benjamin franklin quotationsAmong all this content, the most popular stuff in there was the sayings, witty phrases and wordplay.

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Below my best 5 Benjamin Franklin quotes:


“To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.”

(Poor Richard’s Almanack;1735)

“Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.”

(Poor Richard’s Almanack;1755)

“Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a folly.”

(Poor Richard’s Almanack;1758)

“There are three faithful friends — an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”

(Poor Richard’s Almanack;1738)

“The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.”

(Poor Richard’s Almanack;1736)

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