Great talkers are little doers.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. Benjamin Fran
From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the 'Pilgrim's Progress,' my first collection was of John Bunyan's works in separate little volumes.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. Benjamin Fran
Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise.
Constant dropping wears away stones
There never was a good knife made of bad steel.
I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews.
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Reader, I wish thee Health, Wealth, Happiness, And may kind Heaven thy Year's Industry bless.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Don't misinform your Doctor nor your Lawyer.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
He that takes a wife, takes care
Historians relate not so much what is done as what they would have believed.
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.
Change is the only constant in life. Ones ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.
It is the duty of mankind on all suitable occasions to acknowledge their dependence on the Divine Being... Almighty God would mercifully interpose and still the rage of war among the nations... He would take this province under His protection, confound the designs and defeat the attempts of its enem
Some volumes against Deism fell into my hands ... they produced an effect precisely the reverse to what was intended by the writers; for the arguments of the Deists, which were cited in order to be refuted, appeared to me much more forcibly than the refutation itself; in a word, I soon became a thor
Necessity never made a good bargain. Benjamin Frankli
He that doth what he should not, shall feel what he would not.
One of the greatest tragedies of life is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of brutal facts.
You must not, when you have gained a victory, use any triumphing or insulting expressions, nor show too much of the pleasure you feel; but endeavour to console your adversary, and make him less dissatisfied with himself by every kind and civil expression that may be used with truth; such as, you und
He that sells upon Credit expects to lose 5 per Cent. By bad Debts; therefore he charges, on all he sells upon Credit, an Advance that shall make up that Deficiency.
He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither.
The best way to help the poor is to make them uncomfortable in their own poverty.
By playing at Chess then, we may learn: First: Foresight... Second: Circumspection... Third: Caution...And lastly, we learn by Chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable chance, and that of persevering in the s
Reckless haste makes poor speed.
A Man of Knowledge like a rich Soil, feeds If not a world of Corn, a world of Weeds.
A dying man can do nothing easy.