Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

-Benjamin Franklin
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
The United States Constitutional Convention, except for three or four persons, thought prayers unnecessary.
Benjamin Franklin

In every animal that walks upright, the deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the neck; then the breast and arms; the lower parts continuing to the last as plump as ever; so that covering all above with a basket, and regarding only what is below the girdle, it is impossible of two women to know an old from a young one.

Benjamin Franklin
Who is wise?He that learns from everyone.
Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

Benjamin Franklin
Anger warms the invention, but overheats the oven.
Benjamin Franklin

Scarcely have I ever heard or read the introductory phrase, "I may say without vanity," but some striking and characteristic instance of vanity has immediately followed.

Benjamin Franklin
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. Benjamin Frankli
Benjamin Franklin

Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly.

Benjamin Franklin
If your head is made of wax, don't walk in the sun