Benjamin Franklin’s Top 10 Quotes on Financial Independence

Independence Day has passed and there is no better time to realize the importance of financial independence which is like a distant dream to many of us. Financial independence is not just about hoarding enough wealth so that you do not have to work and just relax; it is more about living your dream and achieving your goals. Many people are stuck in jobs they do not like. Many people dream to be entrepreneurs, but they do not dare to take risks. It is the time to reinvent ourselves. It is the perfect time to remember one of the founding fathers of America (Benjamin Franklin), who played a crucial role in the declaration of independence.  Although Benjamin Franklin was remembered as statesman, but his financial wisdom was unparalleled. In fact, a $100 bill reminds us of his abilities to manage money. So, this is the perfect time to remember the famous quotes of Benjamin Franklin on achieving financial independence. There are many quotes, but these are my 10 favorite quotes that I love to practice most often.

  • Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty.
  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest
  • Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
  • By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
  • The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance
  • To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
  • There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.

  • Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn
  • One today is worth two tomorrows.
  • If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.

I invite readers to add their favorite quotes on managing money.

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