God helps those who help themselves.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Friends are the true Sceptres of Princes.

Benjamin Franklin
Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse; a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music. This is an advantage itinerant preachers have over those who are stationary, as the latter can not well improve their delivery of a sermon by so many rehearsals.
Benjamin Franklin

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Benjamin Fran

Benjamin Franklin
After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
Benjamin Franklin

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

Benjamin Franklin
Liberality is not giving much, but giving wisely.
Benjamin Franklin

Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife.

Benjamin Franklin
Drive thy business or it will drive thee.
Benjamin Franklin

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, finding fault with their Pork, the Bread, and in continual ill-humour. (Autobiography, 1771)

Benjamin Franklin
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.