People who are willing to give up freedom for the sake of short term security, deserve neither freedom nor security.
I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
He that lives well, is learned enough.
Marry your son when you will, but you daughter when you can.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. 1
It is the duty of mankind on all suitable occasions to acknowledge their dependence on the Divine Being... Almighty God would mercifully interpose and still the rage of war among the nations... He would take this province under His protection, confound the designs and defeat the attempts of its enem
Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. ... Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circ
Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75. Benjamin Frankli
If you watch your pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves.
He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
One today is worth two tomorrows. Lost time is never found again. Time is money. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff that life is made of. You may delay, but time will not.
It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
Grace thou thy house and let not that grace thee.
It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce a
Hunger is the best pickle. Benjamin Fran
Games lubricate the body and the mind.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. Benjamin Fran
The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than the fool from his friends
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
A little neglect may breed great mischief. ... For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the battle was lost; for want of the battle, the war was lost.
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
The foundation of all happiness in thinking rightly.
Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.
A people who chose security over liberty will receive neither nor deserve either.
They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it' I firmly believe this; by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a by word down to future ages.
Annual giving is the custom of making a gift-a-year to an institution in which one has faith...
I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and