Patience in Market, is worth Pounds in a year.
That 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.
The madness of mobs or the insolence of soldiers, or both, when too near to each other, occasion some mischief.
Promises may fit the friends, but non performance will turn them into enemies.
Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Fran
Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.
Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
And where is the Prince who can afford to so cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds, might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief, before a force could be brought together to repel them?
I say it is impossible that so sensible a people [citizens of Paris], under such circumstances, should have lived so long by the smoky, unwholesome, and enormously expensive light of candles, if they had really known that they might have had as much pure light of the sun for nothing.
Let thy vices die before thee.
I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity.
Vice knows she is ugly, so puts on her mask.
Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or, knowing it, pursue!
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Fran
Nor eye in a letter, nor hand in a purse, nor ear in the secret of another.
Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.
Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.
No man ought to own more property than needed for his livelihood; the rest, by right, belonged to the state.
There is no good war or bad peace
If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself.
Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin
A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang.
Those who prefer security to liberty deserve neither.
Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse
Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Frankli
Suspicion may be no fault, but showing it may be a great one.
When men are employed they are best contented.
Danger is sauce for prayers. Benjamin Fran
I am lord of myself, accountable to none.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. 1