God helps those who help themselves.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been that England took away from the colonies their money, which created unemployment and dissatisfaction. The inability of the colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hands of George III was the prime reason for the Revolutionary War.

Benjamin Franklin
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
Benjamin Franklin

Masonic ideas are the precious jewels of Speculative Masons; the should be kept bright and sparkling for all the brethren to see and to admire. As such, they should be the special care of Masonic leaders particularly those who teach and interpret the philosophy of Freemasonry.

Benjamin Franklin
Creditors have better memories than debtors. Benjamin Frankli
Benjamin Franklin

Those who prefer security to liberty deserve neither.

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

there was great difference between persons and, discretion did not always accompany years nor was youth always with out it

Benjamin Franklin
Let thy vices die before thee.
Benjamin Franklin

The best way to help the poor is to make them uncomfortable in their own poverty.

Benjamin Franklin
There are lazy minds as well as lazy bodies.