Among the numerous luxuries of the table...coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions...is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.
Little rogues easily become great ones.
A man can be beautiful physically, mentally, or personality wise. True beauty, though, is in the spirit. A genuine man who understands right and wrong, with a strong sense of self is beautiful. A man who can be compassionate and caring, but firm and wise. Someone who can do the right thing no matter
Great talkers are little doers.
So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. Benjamin Fran
Fish and visitors smell in three days.
When you are good to others, you are best to yourself.
A man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all the doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false.
Strive to be the best and you may succeed: he may well win the race that runs by himself.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
E'er you remark another's sin, bid your own conscience look within.
Here you would know, and enjoy, what prosperity will way of Washington. For a thousand leagues have nearly the same effect with a thousand years.
Two dry Sticks will burn a green One.
Beware the hobby that eats.
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? Benjamin Fran
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.
There never was a good knife made of bad steel.
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. Benjamin Fran
Money is of a prolific generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more.
You have two choices, write about something of significance or do something someone wants to write about.
The importation of foreigners into a country that has as many inhabitants as the present employments and provisions for subsistence will bear, will be in the end no increase of people, unless the new comers have more industry and frugality than the natives, and then they will provide more subsistenc
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?
What more valuable than Gold? Diamonds. Than Diamonds? Virtue.
... there is much truth in the Italian saying, 'Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you.'
Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so; It is not so. It is so; it is not so.
I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
Paintings and fightings are best seen at a distance.