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

He that pursues two hares at once, does not catch one and lets the other go.

Benjamin Franklin
Love your Neighbour; yet don't pull down your Hedge.
Benjamin Franklin

Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin
Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
Benjamin Franklin

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

Benjamin Franklin
Slavery is such an atrocious debasement of human nature, that its very extirpation, if not performed with solicitous care, may sometimes open a source of serious evils.
Benjamin Franklin

Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security

Benjamin Franklin
I have so much faith in the general government of the world by Providence that I can hardly conceive a transaction of such momentous importance [as the framing of the Constitution] ... should be suffered to pass without being in some degree influenced, guided, and governed by that omnipotent, omnipresent, and beneficent Ruler in whom all inferior spirits live and move and have their being.
Benjamin Franklin

Look before, or you'll find yourself behind.

Benjamin Franklin
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Fran