It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
If you wou'd have Guests merry with your cheer, Be so your self, or so at least appear.
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
Don't go to the doctor with every distemper, nor to the lawyer with every quarrel, nor to the pot for every thirst.
An old young man, will be a young old man.
Death takes no bribes.
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.
Two dry Sticks will burn a green One.
All things are cheap to the saving, dear to the wasteful
Where liberty is, there is my country.
Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.
The borrower is slave to the lender and the debtor to the creditor.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
I scarce ever heard or saw the introductory words, "Without vanity I may say," etc., but some vain thing immediately followed.
The foundation of all happiness in thinking rightly.
You will see in this my notion of good works, that I am far from expecting to merit heaven by them. By heaven we understand a state of happiness, infinite in degree, and eternal in duration. I can do nothing to deserve such rewards... Even the mixed imperfect pleasures we enjoy in this world, are ra
A people who chose security over liberty will receive neither nor deserve either.
Handle your tools without mittens.
Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.
So convenient a thing to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.
In 1732 I first publish'd my 'Almanack' under the name of Richard Saunders; it was continu'd by me about twenty-five years, commonly call'd 'Poor Richard's Almanack.' I endeavour'd to make it both entertaining and useful, and it accordingly came to be in such demand that I reap'd considerable prof
That is simple. In the Colonies we issue our own money. It is called Colonial Scrip. We issue it in proper proportion to the demands of trade and industry to make the products pass easily from the producers to the consumers. In this manner creating for ourselves our own paper money, we control its p
The misers cheese is wholesomest
I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being.
This gave me occasion to observe, that when Men are employ'd they are best contented. For on the Days they work'd they were good-natur'd and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily; but on the idle Days they were mutinous and quarrelsome,
Virtues, of ...Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. Benjamin Frankli
That man alone loves himself rightly who procures the greatest possible good to himself through the whole of his existence and so pursues pleasure as not to give for it more than it is worth.