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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Time is the stuff life is made of.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Never leave till tomorrow which you can do today.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Well done is better than well said.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. That was a true proverb of the wise man, rely upon it; "Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith.
To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God Governs the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Lost time is never found again.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.