A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Families ought to be noisy.

Benjamin Franklin
There is much difference between imitating a good man and counterfeiting him.
Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
It is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
Benjamin Franklin

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.

Benjamin Franklin
In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
Benjamin Franklin

Display is as false as it is costly.

Benjamin Franklin
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!
Benjamin Franklin

Before Noah, men having only water to drink, could not find the truth. Accordingly...they became abominably wicked, and they were justly exterminated by the water they loved to drink. This good man, Noah, having seen that all his contemporaries had perished by this unpleasant drink, took a dislike to it; and God, to relieve his dryness, created the vine and revealed to him the art of making le vin. By the aid of this liquid he unveiled more and more truth.

Benjamin Franklin
Many dishes many diseases, Many medicines few cures.