Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He was also the 6th President of Pennsylvania (1785-1788). If you have noticed, his image is printed on the largest issue of currency printed by the US – the $100 note.
From lots of quotes and advice he had made, here are the top famous three from the man titled “The First American”.
- A penny saved is a penny earned. He claimed that if you can cut your expenses by $10, it is a result in getting the $10 back home.
- An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. He was known to frequently burn the midnight oil studying foreign languages included French, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. His life teaches that success is not only born from hard work, but also from diligent study.
- Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt. He understood well the nature of debt, so he suggested to slash the expenses to the lowest level rather than raising debt to afford a fake lifestyle.