Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. 1

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Benjamin Franklin
Since I cannot govern my own tongue, though within my own teeth, how can I hope to govern the tongue of others?
Benjamin Franklin

Order - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

Benjamin Franklin
The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.
Benjamin Franklin

If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time.

Benjamin Franklin
Let thy discontents be thy secrets; if the world knows them 'twill despise thee and increase them.
Benjamin Franklin

That as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.

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

I imagine it great vanity in me to suppose that the Supremely Perfect does in the least regard such an inconsiderable nothing as man. More especially, since it is impossible for me to have any positive, clear idea of that which is infinite and incomprehensible, I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it.

Benjamin Franklin
Abuses of the freedom of speech ought to be repressed, but to whom are we to commit the power of doing it?