Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
He's the best physician who knows the worthlessness of most medicines.
My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. Benjamin Frankli
He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other.
The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.
Most fools think they are only ignorant.
Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
God helps those who help themselves.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
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
Wouldst thou enjoy a long Life, a healthy Body, and a vigorous Mind, and be acquainted also with the wonderful Works of God? labour in the first place to bring thy Appetite into Subjection to Reason.
A full Belly makes a dull Brain: The Muses starve in a Cook's Shop.
Time eateth all things, could old poets say, The times are chang'd, our times drink all away.
Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith.
Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes. Benjamin Frankli
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away
If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.
Read much, but not too many books.
On the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell far short of it, yet as I was, by the endeavor, a better and a happier man than I otherwise should have been had I not attempted it
Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse
You have on hand those things that you need if you have but the wit and wisdom to use them.
That which hurts, also instructs.
To all apparent beauties blind, each blemish strikes an envious mind.
It is the man and woman united that makes the complete human being. Separate she lacks his force of body and strength of reason; he her softness, sensibility and acute discernment. Together they are most likely to succeed in the world.