It is ill-manners to silence a fool and cruelty to let him go on
Those who give up liberty for the sake of security, deserve neither liberty nor security.
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.
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? Benjamin Fran
The key that unlocks a door is a key to keep if you want to go through that door again.
When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it. Benjamin Frankli
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. Benjamin Frankli
I grew convinced that truth, sincerity and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life, and I formed written resolutions . . . to practice them ever while I lived.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
You will see in this my notion of good works, that I am far from expecting to merit heaven by them. By heaven we understand a state of happiness, infinite in degree, and eternal in duration. I can do nothing to deserve such rewards... Even the mixed imperfect pleasures we enjoy in this world, are ra
People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
Covetousness is ever attended with solicitude and anxiety.
I am lord of myself, accountable to none.
Promises may fit the friends, but non performance will turn them into enemies.
That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the
It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Handle your tools without mittens.
Do you love life? Then don't waste time, because time is life!
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
I was surprised to find myself so much fuller of Faults than I had imagined, but I had the Satisfaction of seeing them diminish.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who kept their swords.
A perfect character might be attended with the inconvenience of being envied and hated; and that a benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
Pen, wax and parchment govern the world.