A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine.
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Fear God, and your enemies will fear you.
You must always be prepared. Make sure to look at things from all angles. If you are not prepared you will fail.
Neither a Fortress nor a Maidenhead will hold out long after they begin to parley.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
Gaining money by my industry and frugality, I lived very agreeably. . . .
Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter. Benjamin Fran
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.
The rapid progress of the sciences makes me sorry, at times, that I was born so soon. Imagine the power that man will have over matter, a few hundred years from now. We may learn how to remove gravity from large masses, and float them over great distances. Agriculture will double its produce with le
Those who would give up liberty for safety deserve neither.
The refusal of King George to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution.
You don't get somebody to like you by doing them a favor. That only tends to build resentment over the fact that they are needy and you are not. No, you ask them to do you a favor.
When about 16 Years of Age, I happened to meet with a Book written by one Tryon, recommending a Vegetable Diet. I determined to go into it.... My refusing to eat Flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity....
Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife.
He that drinks fast, pays slow.
Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money.
If you watch your pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. Benjamin Frankli
Look before, or you'll find yourself behind.
In rivers and bad governments the lightest things swim at top.
I have conceived a higher opinion of the natural capacities of the black race than I had ever before entertained. Their apprehension seems as quick, their memory as strong, and their docility in every respect equal to that of white children.
Kill no more pigeons than you can eat.
The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Fran
The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
'Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.
Strange secrets are let out by Death Who blabs so oft the follies of this world.