God helps those who help themselves.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

In prosperous fortunes be modest and wise, The greatest may fall, and the lowest may rise: But insolent People that fall in disgrace, Are wretched and nobody pities their Case.

Benjamin Franklin
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
Benjamin Franklin

Wealth and Content are not always Bed-fellows.

Benjamin Franklin
You may give give a man office, but you cannot give him discretion
Benjamin Franklin

In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Benjamin Fran

Benjamin Franklin
The madness of mobs or the insolence of soldiers, or both, when too near to each other, occasion some mischief.
Benjamin Franklin

I have so much faith in the general government of the world by Providence that I can hardly conceive a transaction of such momentous importance [as the framing of the Constitution] ... should be suffered to pass without being in some degree influenced, guided, and governed by that omnipotent, omnipresent, and beneficent Ruler in whom all inferior spirits live and move and have their being.

Benjamin Franklin
Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it.
Benjamin Franklin

God helps them that help themselves.

Benjamin Franklin
What good shall I do this day?