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Benjamin Franklin
(17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790)

American statesman, scientist, inventor, diplomat, author, printer and publisher.


Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Diet (6 quotes)

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A fat kitchin, a lean Will.
— Benjamin Franklin
In Poor Richard's Almanack (1733).
Science quotes on:  |  Diet (35)  |  Food (114)  |  Kitchen (6)  |  Will (29)

Cheese and salt meat, should be sparingly eat.
— Benjamin Franklin
In Poor Richard's Almanack (1733).
Science quotes on:  |  Cheese (6)  |  Diet (35)  |  Eating (20)  |  Health (119)  |  Meat (8)  |  Salt (22)

Many dishes many diseases,
Many medicines few cures.
— Benjamin Franklin
In Poor Richard’s Almanack (1734).
Science quotes on:  |  Cure (69)  |  Diet (35)  |  Disease (223)  |  Dish (2)  |  Food (114)  |  Health (119)  |  Medicine (254)

To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy Meals.
— Benjamin Franklin
In Poor Richard's Almanack (1733).
Science quotes on:  |  Diet (35)  |  Food (114)  |  Lessening (2)  |  Life (698)  |  Meal (12)

Use now and then a little Exercise a quarter of an Hour before Meals, as to swing a Weight, or swing your Arms about with a small Weight in each Hand; to leap, or the like, for that stirs the Muscles of the Breast.
— Benjamin Franklin
In Poor Richard's Almanack (1742).
Science quotes on:  |  Arm (13)  |  Breast (5)  |  Diet (35)  |  Exercise (33)  |  Hand (65)  |  Health (119)  |  Leap (15)  |  Meal (12)  |  Muscle (31)  |  Stir (7)  |  Swing (6)  |  Weight (54)

Wouldst thou enjoy a long Life, a healthy Body, and a vigorous Mind, and be acquainted also with the wonderful Works of God? labour in the first place to bring thy Appetite into Subjection to Reason.
— Benjamin Franklin
In Poor Richard's Almanack (1742).
Science quotes on:  |  Acquaintance (12)  |  Appetite (5)  |  Body (158)  |  Diet (35)  |  Enjoyment (24)  |  God (315)  |  Health (119)  |  Labour (33)  |  Life (698)  |  Long (37)  |  Mind (417)  |  Reason (244)  |  Subjection (2)  |  Vigour (8)  |  Wonder (103)  |  Work (323)


See also:
  • 17 Jan - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Franklin's birth.
  • Benjamin Franklin - context of quote “Dangerous... to take shelter under a tree, during a thunder-gust” - Medium image (500 x 350 px)
  • Benjamin Franklin - context of quote “Dangerous... to take shelter under a tree, during a thunder-gust” - Large image (800 x 600 px)
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson. - book suggestion.
  • Booklist for Benjamin Franklin.

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