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
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
Never confuse motion with action.
You can't tell anyone anything. You have to teach people for them to remember. Let the person experience what you are teaching and they will learn.
A little Religion, and a little Honesty, goes a great way in Courts.
When I see nothing annihilated, and not even a drop of water wasted, I cannot suspect the annihilation of souls Thus finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist; with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition
Fear to do ill, and you need fear else.
Let thy vices die before thee.
If the elbow had been placed closer to the hand, the forearm would have been too short to bring the glass to the mouth; and if it had been closer to the shoulder, the forearm would have been so long that it would have carried the glass beyond the mouth.
Observe all men, thyself most.
A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth.
If we give up freedom for security, we are in danger of losing both.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.When you're down to nothing, God is up to something. The faithful see the invisible, believe
Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility.
One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.
Life is rather a state of embryo, a preparation for life; a man is not completely born till he has passed through death.
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden,but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.
He who multiplies riches multiplies cares.
Industry pays debts, while despair increases them.
He that would travel much, should eat little.
Women are books, and men the readers be, Who sometimes in those books erratas see; Yet oft the reader's raptured with each line, Fair print and paper, fraught with sense divine; Tho' some, neglectful, seldom care to read, And faithful wives no more than bibles heed. Are women books? says Hodge, then
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. Benjamin Frankli
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Lost time is never found again. 1
If Pride leads the Van, Beggary brings up the Rear.
A full Belly is the Mother of all Evil.
The misers cheese is wholesomest