Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
If you want to be rich, think of the savings and get them.
There never was a good knife made of bad steel.
If we lose our Money, it gives us some Concern. If we are cheated or robb'd of it, we are angry: But Money lost may be found; what we are robb'd of may be restored: The Treasure of Time once lost, can never be recovered; yet we squander it as tho' 'twere nothing worth, or we had no Use for it....
Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.
A little neglect may breed great mischief. ... For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the battle was lost; for want of the battle, the war was lost.
On the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell far short of it, yet as I was, by the endeavor, a better and a happier man than I otherwise should have been had I not attempted it
Promises may fit the friends, but non performance will turn them into enemies.
Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
The pleasures of this world are rather from God's goodness than our own merit.
A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent.
Don't think so much of your own Cunning, as to forget other Men's; a Cunning Man is overmatched by a cunning Man and a Half.
Patience in Market, is worth Pounds in a year.
Mary's mouth cost her nothing for she never opens it but at others' expense.
Poverty, Poetry, and new Titles of Honor, make Men ridiculous
The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.
My dear friend, do not imagine that I am vain enough to ascribe our success [Revolution] to any superiority . . . If it had not been for the justice of our cause, and the consequent interposition of Providence, in which we had faith, we must have been ruined. If I had ever before been an atheist, I
Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours. Benjamin Frankli
He that sows thorns should never go barefoot. Benjamin Fran
Laws without morals are in vain.
It was said of him that he did not say much, but that when he did everyone stopped to listen.
You may sometimes be much in the Wrong, in owning your being in the Right.
When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it. Benjamin Frankli
Perhaps I was too saucy and provoking.
We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.
There are lazy minds as well as lazy bodies.
He that doth what he should not, shall feel what he would not.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.