Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Joy doesn't exist in the world, it exists in us.
No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry.
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.
The borrower is slave to the lender and the debtor to the creditor.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Fran
A Man of Knowledge like a rich Soil, feeds If not a world of Corn, a world of Weeds.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. Benjamin Fran
Hear not ill of a friend, nor speak any of an enemy.
It might be judged an affront to your understanding should I go about to prove this first principle; the existence of a Diety and that He is the Creator of the universe, for that would suppose you ignorant of what all mankind in all ages have agreed in.
Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended
It's the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself.
He that spends a Groat a day idly, spends idly above 6 l. a year, which is the Price of using 100 l.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. Benjamin Fran
In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.
When nature gave us tears, She gave us leave to weep.
An investment in education always pays the highest returns.
Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Fran
He that sows thorns should never go barefoot. Benjamin Frankli
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine.
One today is worth two tomorrows. Lost time is never found again. Time is money. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff that life is made of. You may delay, but time will not.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
A true friend is the greatest possesion.
An old young man, will be a young old man.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. Benjamin Fran
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.