Eight Quotes by Benjamin Franklin on Contentment, Will and Motivation

Benjamin Franklin - Contentment makes poor men rich, Discontent makes rich men poor.

  • “Contentment makes poor men rich, discontent makes rich men poor.”
  • “If you desire many things, many things will seem few.”
  • Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of. -You may delay, but time will not.
  • “Look round the habitable world, how few know their own good, or, knowing it, pursue!”
  • “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”
  • “While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.”
  • “When you are finished changing, you’re finished.”
  • “Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.”

– Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)

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