Who is wise?He that learns from everyone.
Spare when young, and spend when old.
Lost time is never found again. 1
I think also, that general virtue is more probably to be expected and obtained from the education of youth, than from exhortations of adult persons; bad habits and vices of the mind being, like diseases of the body, more easily prevented than cured. I think moreover, that talents for the education o
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.
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce a
When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.
There's small Revenge in Words, but Words may be greatly revenged
Take one thing with another, and the world is a pretty good sort of a world, and it is our duty to make the best of it, and be thankful.
I have lived a long time, sir, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth - that God governs in the affairs of men.
Women are books, and men the readers be...
A wicked Hero will turn his back to an innocent coward.
Reading was the only amusement I allowed myself
A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. Benjamin Fran
If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Fran
Approve not of him who commends all you say.
Keep out of the Sight of Feasts and Banquets as much as may be; for 'tis more difficult to refrain good Cheer, when it's present, than from the Desire of it when it is away; the like you may observe in the Objects of all the other Senses.
Let thy vices die before thee.
There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase o
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. Benjamin Fran
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Frankli
It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
All the little money that ever came into my hands was ever laid out in books.
Democracy is like having two wolves and a lamb decide what is for dinner.
Take care of the halfpence and pence, and the shillings and pounds will take care of themselves.