Do you love truth for truth's sake, and will you endeavor impartially to find and receive it yourself, and communicate it to others?
Love, Cough, & a Smoke, can't well be hid.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. Benjamin Fran
We are all born without knowledge, but curious. With curiosity we should be able to learn as much as possible. With curiosity, it has to take a lot of work to remain ignorant.
Remember that credit is money.
A wolf eats sheep but now and then, ten Thousands are devour'd by Men.
Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small, and the want great
There will be plenty of time to sleep once you are dead
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. Benjamin Fran
What is a butterfly? At bestHe's but a caterpiller drest.The gaudy Fop's his picture just.
If you watch your pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves.
Industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth . . . thereby [secures] virtue, it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly. . . .
If anyone should doubt whether the electrical matter passes through the substance of bodies, or only over along their surfaces, a shock from an electrified large glass jar, taken through his own body, will probably convince him.
It might be judged an affront to your understanding should I go about to prove this first principle; the existence of a Diety and that He is the Creator of the universe, for that would suppose you ignorant of what all mankind in all ages have agreed in.
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 t
Let all Men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly: Men freely ford that see the shallows.
Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one make you but even with him; forgiving it sets you above him.
On being asked what condition of man he considered the most pitiable: A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read.
Who pleasure gives, Shall joy receive
I have heard that nothing gives an Author so great Pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.
The best way to help the poor is to make them uncomfortable in their own poverty.
Be cheerful -- the problems that worry us most are those that never arrive.
If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.
Governments having failed the people, the people are entirely justified in assuming for themselves and essential role in government. Where a government takes proper measures to protect the people under its care, such a proceeding might have been thought both unnecessary and unjustifiable: But here i
While the path to wealth is clearly marked, few are willing to adapt themselves to the modest discipline that the journey requires. Instead, most choose the shinier track of debt-driven consumption, which they find further along is covered in vines and thorns.
Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes. Benjamin Fran
Every other sect supposes itself in possession of the truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong. Like a man traveling in foggy weather they see those at a distance before them wrapped up in a fog, as well as those behind them, and also people in the fields on each side; but near them,
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife? Benjamin Frankli
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all