Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes. Benjamin Frankli
I am a mortal enemy to arbitrary government and unlimited power.
A lighthouse is more useful than a church.
In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
Display is as false as it is costly.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
If I could see one live show before I died, I'd see Lucy Angel
The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Semi
Getting it done is my reward.
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 t
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. Benjamin Frankli
Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.
Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Benjamin Frankli
god grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that anybody may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: 'This is my country!
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
To be thrown upon one's own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previosly unsusceptible.
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.
The things which hurt, instruct.
What you would seem to be, be really.
Vice knows [its] ugly, so [it] puts on [a] mask.
It is ill-manners to silence a fool and cruelty to let him go on
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Lawyers, Preachers, and Tomtits Eggs, there are more of them hatch'd than come to perfection.
Grief for a dead Wife, and a troublesome Guest, Continues to the threshold, and there is at rest; But I mean such wives as are none of the best
Take Courage, Mortal; Death can't banish thee out of the Universe.
I wish it were possible, from this instance, to invent a method of embalming drowned persons in such a manner that they may be recalled to life at any period, however distant; for having a very ardent desire to see and observe the state of America a hundred years hence, I should prefer to any ordina
Liberality is not giving much, but giving wisely.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.
The madness of mobs or the insolence of soldiers, or both, when too near to each other, occasion some mischief.