Every once in awhile we need some Ben Franklin quotes in our lives even if his personal life did not leave the best example. The quotes can still challenge us in the right direction.
And in case you are wondering, he did indeed leave more of a legacy then just being one of the founding fathers of the United States and an inventor. He was also an author, printer, postmaster, diplomat, and so much more. Perhaps, he is most famous for the lightening rod experiment and bringing us electricity, but his wisdom lives on in the many quotes worthy of taking some time to ponder. So let’s just do that today so we can be better versions of ourselves.
Then, we will…
in greater, kinder, more wiser ways.
First, before some Mr. Franklin quotes, here’s some scripture to help us be greater, kinder, and wiser:
“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” Isaiah 1.17
“Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals.” I Corinthians 15.33
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger“ James 1.19
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12.2
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15.1
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4.8
Now some Benjamin Franklin quotes:
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
Probably one of his most famous is: “A penny saved is a penny earn.”
Think long and hard about this next one and don’t let it be you: “Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.”
“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
And I hope this rings true for you as you read my posts: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
If you ever find yourself in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania take some time to discover the Ben Franklin marks left in this patriotic city. And if you happen to have to use bifocals while visiting the museum, you can thank Mr. Franklin for inventing them. He indeed was a true polymath (jack of all trades).
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