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Daily Joke: Funny Benjamin Franklin Thought-Provoking Quotes

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jul 02, 2021
11:30 P.M.
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Benjamin Franklin is known for his humor, wit, and intriguing quotes. Here are some of his thought-provoking sayings.


Many times, there are certain words of wisdom that require a person to stop and think for a considerable amount of time when they are heard.

In the great tradition of American humor, Benjamin Franklin was known to have the title of "First American Humorist" because of how he cleverly used wit, folksy wisdom, and a generous portion of irreverence to pass across his humor.

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American printer, publisher, scientist, inventor, statesman and diplomat. | Photo: Getty Images


In his book "Poor Richard Almanac," Franklin detailed many clever sayings which are still a huge part of America's cultural heritage today. The book was published under the pseudonym Richard Saunders when he was 26.

Here are some of his wise sayings that have resonated with many over the years because of the profound wisdom they carry.

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin(1706-1790) | Photo: Getty Images


Remember that time is money.

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Never contradict anybody.

A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; and for want of a horse, the rider was lost.

Illustration of American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) as he reads at a table, late 18th century. | Photo: Getty Images


A penny saved is a penny earned.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

God helps them that help themselves.

Haste makes waste.

Engraved portrait of American politician, scientist, and philosopher Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790). | Photo: Getty Images


Hide not your talents. They were made for use. What's a sundial in the shade?

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Never leave that till tomorrow, which you can do today.

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

Well done is better than well said.


Fish and visitors smell in three days.

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.

There never was a good war nor a bad peace.

Experts have questioned if Franklin wrote all his humorous lines while some believe he researched and revamped them into his own inimitable style, others believe they are originally his ideas and sayings.

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