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17 Powerful Quotes from Benjamin’s Franklin Essay: The Way to Wealth

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Benjamin Franklin was a successful inventor, author, scientist, publisher, and statesman, whose works played a crucial role in founding America. In 1758, he wrote an essay: The Way to Wealth, where he shared powerful proverbs that advice on how to succeed in life. I have read the essay several times because I love its harsh realities. Here are my favorite 17 quotes from the essay.

  1. We are taxed twice by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times by our folly and the government can’t free us from these taxes.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘Beware of little expenses, a small leak will sink a great ship.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘If we are hard working we will never starve because, at the hardworking man’s house, hunger looks in but dares not enter.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘Wise men learn from other people’s mistakes, while fools learn from their own.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Do all your best today because you never know how much you may be hindered tomorrow.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘If you love life don’t squander time because life is made of time.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘We waste so much time sleeping forgetting that there will be sleeping enough in the grave.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘Laziness makes things difficult, hard work makes things easy.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘He that lives with hope will die fasting.’- Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘Be up before sunrise, don’t let the sun look down and say, inglorious here he lies.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Stick to your work steadily and you will see great effects, for constant droppings, wears away stones, and by diligence and patience the mouse ate into the cable, and little strokes fail great oaks.’- Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. Add frugality to hard work if you want to make your hard work more successful.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Buy what you don’t need, and you will sell what you need.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘God gives all things to hard work.’ -Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Learning is to the studious, and riches to the careful, as well as power to the bold, and heaven to the virtuous.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘What use is this pride of appearance, of which so much is risked, and so much is suffered. It cannot promote hate or ease pain.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Think what you do when you run in debt, you give to another power over your liberty. If you cannot pay on time, you will be ashamed to see your creditor, and you will be in fear when you speak to him.’ – Benjamin Franklin

Which quote did you love the most??

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6 Comments

  1. Chef William Chaney

    July 17, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Great, I think that for me numbers 7 and 10 stand out a little more than the rest but they are all good.

  2. Isaac Wechuli

    July 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    wow.it seems you are a very hard working guy…Mine is quote 16.. i hate it when people invest so much in appearance…its a waste of time and money

  3. justjyll

    July 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I have a book about Ben Franklin that I need to read. These were great quotes. I resonated with #11 the most as I am working diligently on consistency in my Business and seeing a lot of good results.

    • Isaac Wechuli

      July 17, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      benjamin franklin was a genius. you must read the book. Nway, i included quote 11 because it encourages people to persist. i love it too

  4. Kimberly Schramm

    July 17, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Always love Ben Franklin! #4 is my favorite in this list. Thanks for sharing.

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23 Robert Kiyosaki Quotes All Aspiring Entrepreneurs Must Read

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Robert Kiyosaki, best known for his book Rich Dad Poor Dad, is a speaker, author, and businessman. He has invested in the retail, mining, publishing, and the real-estate industry, and he has a net worth of over $80 million.

Robert Kiyosaki loves providing enlightening advice to entrepreneurs and he mostly encourages people to build businesses instead of working for someone.  Here are some of his powerful quotes I believe you’ll love if you are planning to be a successful entrepreneur.

  1. “Too many people are programmed in school that you must know all the answers. So they are afraid of looking stupid. The key to success is being stupid and you’ll get smarter.”

 

  1. “I noticed that people really do shape their lives through their thoughts.”

 

 

  1. “An entrepreneur’s first job is to control the inside, not outside.”

 

  1. “Bucky Fuller said you always have to look at the big picture. Too many people look at, ‘well what’s gonna happen to me.’ When you look at the big picture you’re also gonna know that when something bad happens something good’s gonna happen.”

 

 

  1. “Your brain can be your most powerful asset, or it can be your most powerful liability. If you use the right words in your brain, you will become very rich. If you use the wrong words, your brain will make you poor.”

 

  1. ‘Entrepreneurs have one thing in common. They keep going.”

 

 

  1. “At school, they teach that if you make a mistake or if you fail you are a failure, but that’s not real life. A baby learns to walk by standing up and falling down.”

 

  1. “It really doesn’t matter where you start, just start.”

 

 

  1. “When you don’t have this paycheck, you get hungrier, smarter, and it’s a test of your character.”

 

  1. “If you are smart you have money, if you are stupid you don’t have money.”

 

 

  1. If you are afraid of making mistakes, get a job, you’ll do very well there.”

 

  1. “I noticed that my poor dad was poor not because of the amount of money he earned, which was significant, but because of his thoughts and actions.”

 

 

  1. “Most people never see opportunities because they are busy looking for money and security.”

 

  1. “Rich dad believed in dreaming big, trying new things, and making small mistakes.”

 

 

  1. “A plan is a bridge to your dreams.”

 

  1. “Every day with every dollar, you decide to be rich, poor or middle class.”

 

 

  1. “Often, in the real world, it’s not the smart that get ahead, but the bold.”

 

  1. “You can become rich beyond your wildest dreams.”

 

 

  1. “The biggest challenge you have is to challenge your own self-doubt and your laziness. It is your self-doubt and your laziness that define and limit who you are.”

 

  1. “If you’re working hard physically and not getting ahead financially, then you are probably someone’s else’s leverage.”

 

 

  1. “Your future is what you do today, regardless of your dreams.”

 

  1. “If you cannot be trusted with small agreements, people will not help you make your big dreams come true.”

 

 

  1. “If you know how to build businesses and invest money, you can make so much money that your problem will be too much money.”
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25 Unforgettable Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

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Gary Vaynerchuk is an author, businessman, and a no-nonsense speaker. He has a net worth of $160 million, and he is praised for growing his family’s wine business by $ 57 million within 5 years.

Today, Gary focuses on inspiring people to do shit. I love listening to his advice because he spits the truth, and he doesn’t care if the truth will hurt you. While listening to his audio books and advice, I gathered the following quotes.

  1. “The market is the market is the market if you have 39 views on Youtube, it means you suck, it means it’s not interesting.”

 

  1. Do you know how many people here literally drive cars to impress people that they fuckin hate?”

 

 

  1. “Great you got an A in business class, that shit is bullshit.”

 

  1. “How you make your money is more important than how much you make.”

 

 

  1. “Stop making excuses, stop complaining, nobody is listening, they may pretend they are listening, the market doesn’t care.”

 

  1. “You can read Guru-shit, but living it is the game.”

 

 

  1. “It’s hard work, hustle and talent. That’s the formula always and forever.

 

  1. “There are so many people that are talking shit about how big of an entrepreneur they are gonna be and how much they are gonna achieve and they don’t work on weekends. You know, I worked every Saturday in my 20s.”

 

 

  1. “Don’t chase the money.”

 

  1. “People want these special things to happen but then they are acting like everybody else.”

 

 

  1. “I do believe that work-ethic is a taught-behaviour, it’s something you do have more control over.”

 

  1. “Every time you let somebody’s voice get into your head, and their opinion, or what they are doing, you will become insecure.”

 

 

  1. “Taking action, especially if it doesn’t cost you money, and it’s just time, is always a better answer than pondering, or thinking or trying to decide if this is gonna work.

 

  1. “Being a number 1 is a totally different DNA trait, it means you love getting punched in the mouth, it means you don’t care about what other people think.”

 

 

  1. “Take full ownership for everything and then everything gets easy because then you are in control.”

 

  1. “So many of you are not taking action because you are overthinking.”

 

 

  1. “The thing that really stands out to me is that there are no shortcuts.”

 

  1. “If anybody ever did it, then you can too.”

 

 

  1. “What you need to do, is make one person happy: You. Then you can make everybody else happy.”

 

  1. “You have to understand that shit will always change. If it’s terrible right now it’s going to get better. If it’s phenomenal right now, it is going to get worse. That is just the way it has always been.”

 

 

  1. “If you actually are optimistic, and you make a goal, and your actions map to it, you miraculously get somewhere close to it.”

 

  1. “It’s just maximizing what you can do while you are awake.”

 

 

  1. “Everybody is fucking planning, planning, planning, planning, and nobody is doing.”

 

  1. “Nobody cares about your problems.”

 

 

  1. “Nobody’s been successful on pure talent.”

Which of the above quotes by Gary Vaynerchuk did you like the most?

 

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