If you give up your freedom for safety, you don't deserve either one
A dying man can do nothing easy.
In every animal that walks upright, the deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the neck; then the breast and arms; the lower parts continuing to the last as plump as ever; so that covering all above with a basket
I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
Strive to be the best and you may succeed: he may well win the race that runs by himself.
How can any Action be meritorious of Praise or Dispraise, Reward or Punishment, when the natural Principle of Self-Love is the only and the irresistible Motive to it?
A man is not completely born until he is dead.
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast in the very lap of fortune.
Joy doesn't exist in the world, it exists in us.
Fatigue is the best pillow. Benjamin Fran
Some of the domestic evils of drunkenness are houses without windows, gardens without fences, fields without tillage, barns without roofs, children without clothing, principles, morals or manners.
The Sting of a reproach, is the Truth of it.
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Frank
The madness of mobs or the insolence of soldiers, or both, when too near to each other, occasion some mischief.
Read much, but not too many books.
All the heavenly Bodies, the Stars and Planets, are regulated with the utmost Wisdom! And can we suppose less Care to be taken in the Order of the moral than in the natural System?
Nothing but Money, Is sweeter than Honey.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
E'er you remark another's sin, bid your own conscience look within.
Be not niggardly of what costs thee nothing, as courtesy, counsel, & countenance.
Little minds think and talk about people. Average minds think and talk about things and actions. Great minds think and talk about ideas.
He that won't be counseled can't be helped. He that would have a short Lent, let him borrow Money to be repaid at Easter.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. Benjamin Frankli
Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities. Benjamin Fran
Do not let fancy outrun your means.
If you ride a horse, sit close and tight, if you ride a man, sit easy and light.