What is a famous quote from Benjamin Franklin?

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A. "Someday…my people must learn to put our words on such talking leaves."

B. "One if by land and two if by sea."

C. "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

D."Don't speak of England as if it were a foreign country, Nat."

The correct answer to this is clearly Option C.  This is a famous line from Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack.

The other quotes that you present in this question are not attributed to Benjamin Franklin.  The first quote would not make any sense coming from him.  That quote is expressing that the speaker wishes that his people would learn how to read and write.  Franklin’s people were already, of course, literate.  That quote, which comes from Sequoyah, is not from Franklin.  The second quote is attributed to Paul Revere.  It was actually written by Henry Longfellow in his poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” published in 1861.  Finally, the last quote appears to be from a book about the African American poet Phyllis Wheatley.

By contrast, Option C is a famous quote from Benjamin Franklin.  You can find it in the PDF in the link below.  This makes it the correct answer to your question.