Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.
Ben Franklin was a little stout later in life and it was said that in Paris a young woman, tapping him on his protruding abdomen, said,"Dr. Franklin, if this were on a woman, we'd know what to think." And Franklin replied,"Half an hour ago, Mademoiselle, it was on a woman, and now what do you think?
As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
Be not niggardly of what costs thee nothing, as courtesy, counsel, & countenance.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
The sleeping fox catches no poultry.
He is no clown that drives the plow, but he that doth clownish things.
Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. Benjamin Fran
I wish to live without committing any fault at any time.
A perfect character might be attended with the inconvenience of being envied and hated; and that a benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes; and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in E
Pity and forbearance should characterize all acts of justice.
Necessity never made a good bargain. Benjamin Fran
In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates.
God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. Energy and persistence conquer all things. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! Oh, it's easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. Well done is better than well said.
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
Let our Fathers and Grandfathers be valued for their Goodness, ourselves for our own.
Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.
I think opinions should be judged by their influences and effects; and if a man holds none that tend to make him less virtuous or more vicious, it may be concluded that he holds none that are dangerous, which I hope is the case with me.
At a great pennyworth pause a while.
There is none deceived but he that trusts.
He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face. - Ben Franklin
Carelessness does more harm than a want of knowledge.
Read much, but not too many books.
Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
Love of country is the Mason's deed; world citizenship is his thought.