Proclaim not all though knowest, or all though owest.
Hot things, sharp things, sweet things, cold things All rot the teeth, and make them look like old things.
If the elbow had been placed closer to the hand, the forearm would have been too short to bring the glass to the mouth; and if it had been closer to the shoulder, the forearm would have been so long that it would have carried the glass beyond the mouth.
Hereafter, if you should observe an occasion to give your officers and friends a little more praise than is their due, and confess more fault than you can justly be charged with, you will only become the sooner for it, a great captain.
Contentment makes a poor person rich and discontent makes a rich person poor.
I would rather have it said, 'He lived usefully,' than, 'He died rich.'
Many would live by their Wits, but break for want of Stock.
Lend money to an enemy, and thou will gain him, to a friend and thou will lose him.
Teach your child to hold his tongue; he'll learn fast enough to speak.
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. In my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Frankli
A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent. Benjamin Fran
Pain wastes the Body, Pleasures the Understanding.
Tis a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. Benjamin Frankli
The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.
Some volumes against Deism fell into my hands ... they produced an effect precisely the reverse to what was intended by the writers; for the arguments of the Deists, which were cited in order to be refuted, appeared to me much more forcibly than the refutation itself; in a word, I soon became a thor
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Frankli
If you have a bald head don't walk out in the sun because you will get burned.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Frankli
A penny saved is two pence clear.
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
But the most dangerous Hypocrite in a Common-Wealth, is one who leaves the Gospel for the sake of the Law: A Man compounded of Law and Gospel, is able to cheat a whole Country with his Religion, and then destroy them under Colour of Law: And here the Clergy are in great Danger of being deceiv'd, and
That which hurts, also instructs.
Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
The importation of foreigners into a country that has as many inhabitants as the present employments and provisions for subsistence will bear, will be in the end no increase of people, unless the new comers have more industry and frugality than the natives, and then they will provide more subsistenc
The cat in gloves catches no mice.
Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or, knowing it, pursue!
A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.