Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful.
Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to sand still--and they obeyed.
A full Belly is the Mother of all Evil.
The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.
By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. expect nothing - get nothing! but expect something - get something!!
If you want to keep a secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes
Money is of a prolific generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more.
Most fools think they are only ignorant.
Fish and visitors smell in three days.
Grief for a dead Wife, and a troublesome Guest, Continues to the threshold, and there is at rest; But I mean such wives as are none of the best
... there is much truth in the Italian saying, 'Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you.'
A little neglect may breed great mischief. ... For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the battle was lost; for want of the battle, the war was lost.
Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompence the pangs of vice.
The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.
I am lord of myself, accountable to none.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. Benjamin Fran
Reckless youth makes rueful age.
That there is one God, who made all things. That he governs the world by his providence. That he might be worshipped by adoration, prayer, and thanksgiving. But that the most acceptable service of God is doing good to Man. That the Soul is immortal. And that God will certainly reward virtue and puni
Christianity commands us to pass by injuries; policy, to let them pass by us.
If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it.
Setting too good an Example is a Kind of slander seldom forgiven.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Carelessness does more harm than a want of knowledge.
History affords us many instances of the ruin of states,by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper andgenius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of onepart of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. ... The
The apostle Paul very seriously advised Timothy to put some wine in his water for health's sake, but not one of the apostles nor any of the holy fathers have ever recommended putting water in wine
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.