Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

Quotes from autobiography of ben franklin?

Does anybody have any recognizable quotes from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin? I need them from the context of the book but something he said that you recognize. Thanks for your help!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Quotes from the Autobiography of Ben Franklin:

    "Immodest words admit of no defense,

    For want of modesty is want of sense."

    Page 7

    "Truth, sincerity, and integrity, in dealings between man and man, were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life." Page 28

    "The most acceptable service of God was the doing good to man" Page 37

    "The mere speculative conviction that it was our interest to be completely virtuous was not sufficient to prevent our slipping, and that the contrary habits must be broken, and good ones acquired and established, before we can have any dependence on a steady, uniform rectitude of conduct." Page 38

    Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. Page 38


    Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. Page 38


    Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. Page 38


    Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself, i.e., waste nothing. Page 38


    Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. Page 38

    I had less mortification when I was found to be in the wrong, and I more easily prevailed with other to give up their mistakes and join with me when I happened to be in the right. Page 42

    In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Page 42

    "God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter." Page 44

  • 4 years ago

    Benjamin Franklin Autobiography Quotes

  • Jo W
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    “At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; and at 40 the judgment.” - Ben Franklin

    “To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” - Benjamin Franklin

    “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” - Benjamin Franklin

    “Fatigue is the best pillow” - Benjamin Franklin

    “Games lubricate the body and the mind.” - Benjamin Franklin

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