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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Benjamin Franklin Quotes For Educators

On January 17, 1706, Benjamin Franklin was born.

I don't know about you, but I am fascinated with looking into "This Day in History" information and working lesson plans accordingly. I wanted to post this blog early enough that you could do the same.

Also, check out these articles for even more free lesson plans, printables, and information about Benjamin Franklin:

Why Benjamin Franklin Made it to the History Books
Free Benjamin Franklin Lesson Plans and Printables
Franklin said a lot that relates to education. Today, I'm going to share some of these quotes with some infographics I created. Feel free to use them as you want, though it wouldn't make me unhappy if you provided a follow-back link and a mention at Tere Scott Photography/Teachable Scotts Tots:

Quotes from famous historical figures are fun to use for handwriting copy work or memorization. Here is an extensive list of some more of his quotes that are helpful for parenting, homeschooling, day-to-day living, or budgeting finances:
  • A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
  • Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
  • Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
  • Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
  • Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
  • Time is money.
  • Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
  • I am doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it…Benjamin Franklin
  • Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
  • Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
  • The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.
  • Remember that credit is money.
  • If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
  • Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
  • I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
  • The doors of wisdom are never shut.
  • Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
  • Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
  • He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
  • Applause waits on success…Benjamin Franklin
  • He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.,,Benjamin Franklin
  • To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals…Benjamin Franklin
  • Games lubricate the body and the mind…Benjamin Franklin
  • He that speaks much, is much mistaken…Benjamin Franklin
  • Speak ill of no man; but speak all the good you know of everybody…Benjamin Franklin
  • Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed…Benjamin Franklin If you would be loved, love, and be loveable If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins… Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning…Benjamin Franklin You may delay, but time will not It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it
  • A good conscience is a continual Christmas
  • Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
  • Lost time is never found again
  • The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself
  • Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment
  • Well done is better than well said…Benjamin Franklin

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  1. These are great! I am pinning this post so I can come back to it later!

  2. I am pinning this! I am a Philly girl, so Benjamin Franklin is especially close to my heart! :-)

  3. Great post. I love Benjamin Franklin.

  4. Supper quotes compilation. I love this author very much!!



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