Monday, January 17, 2005

Celebrate Ben Franklin Today!

Ben Franklin's inventiveness, curiosity, talent, dedication to public service, and entreprenurial spirit live on and light our world today, perhaps more than any other American.

Here are a few of my favorite Ben Franklin quotes in honor of this feisty fellow Philadelphian, particularly apt for those who want to build a stronger business:

  • A cat in gloves catches no mice.
  • A penny saved is a penny earned.
  • Lost time is never found again.
  • The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
  • If you'd like to know the power of money, go and borrow some.
  • Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.
  • Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happens, as by little advantages that occur every day.
  • Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
  • There never was a good war or a bad peace.
  • Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
  • In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

    Do you have a favorite aphorism or quote of his that you'd like to share?
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