Benjamin Franklin’s Famous Quotes “Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.” “He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” “There never was a good war or a bad peace.” “He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas.” “Better slip with foot than tongue.” “Look before, or you’ll find yourself behind.”
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security. When you abandon freedom to achieve security, you lose both and deserve neither . The only security of all is in a free press.
Benjamin Franklin quote: War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is.
Reportedly, Franklin’s last words were , “A dying man can do nothing easily.” Newspapers in Boston said that Franklin had been ill for several weeks, and they made sure readers knew that Franklin was born there.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. . . .” “it is the great parent of science & of virtue: and that a nation will be great in both, always in proportion as it is free.” “our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
Nothing is certain except death and taxes – This famous quote about taxes originated with Benjamin Franklin in 1789. Over 200 years later, it still rings true.
“Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes,” Franklin said.
Teach me and I remember . Involve me and I learn .” There is no evidence that Benjamin Franklin ever said this epigram. Some scholars have attributed it to a Confucian philosopher named Xun Kuang, who lived in the fourth century B.C.
Washington’s last words , said Lear, were spoken around 10 p.m. on December 14: “I am just going! Have me decently buried; and do not let my body be put into the vault less than three days after I am dead.” Then, “Do you understand me? . . . Tis well!”
Here’s a selection of some of the most famous last words ever uttered to inspire you. James Donald French. Salvador Allende. Nostradamus . Humphrey Bogart . John Barrymore . Winston Churchill. Dominique Bouhours. I am about to – or I am going to – die: either expression is correct. Bob Marley. Money can’t buy life.
His last recorded words are “No, doctor, nothing more.” But these are perhaps too prosaic to be memorable. “Is it the Fourth?” or “This is the Fourth of July” have come to be accepted as Jefferson’s last words because they contain what everyone wants to find in such death-bed scenes: deeper meaning.