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

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

What signifies Philosophy that does not apply to some Use? May we not learn from hence, that black Clothes are not so fit to wear in a hot Sunny Climate or Season, as white ones; because in such Cloaths the Body is more heated by the Sun when we walk abroad, and are at the same time heated by the Exercise, which double Heat is apt to bring on putrid dangerous Fevers? The Soldiers and Seamen, who must march and labour in the Sun, should in the East or West Indies have an Uniform of white?

Benjamin Franklin
Lose no time; be always employed in something useful.
Benjamin Franklin

Never contradict anybody.

Benjamin Franklin
I firmly believe this ... that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing governments by human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
Benjamin Franklin

He that drinks his Cyder alone, let him catch his Horse alone.

Benjamin Franklin
God helps those who help themselves.
Benjamin Franklin

You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.

Benjamin Franklin
Tolerate no Uncleanliness in Body, Clothes, or Habitation.
Benjamin Franklin

Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master.

Benjamin Franklin
Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.