A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent.
He's the best physician who knows the worthlessness of most medicines.
Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.
Mine is better than ours.
Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you may be hindered tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrows; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
I have no private interest in the reception of my inventions by the world, having never made, nor proposed to make, the least profit by any of them.
Some men grow mad by studying much to know,But who grows mad by studying good to grow.
Creditors have better memories than debtors. Benjamin Frankli
We need a revolution every 200 years, because all governments become stale and corrupt after 200 years.
Industry and patience are the surest means of plenty.
The noblest question in the world is: 'What good may I do in it?'
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.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
I am in the prime of senility.
Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
A [desire] to abolish slavery prevails in North America, many of the Pennsylvanians have set their slaves at liberty, and [Virginia legislators] have petitioned the King for permission to make a law for preventing the importation of more [slaves] into that colony. This request, however, will probabl
As charms are nonsense,nonsense is a charm.
He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face. - Ben Franklin
My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.
Vice knows she is ugly, so puts on her mask.
A penny saved is two pence clear.
To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
I have conceived a higher opinion of the natural capacities of the black race than I had ever before entertained. Their apprehension seems as quick, their memory as strong, and their docility in every respect equal to that of white children.
In order to be happy you need a good dog, a good woman, and ready money.
I am a mortal enemy to arbitrary government and unlimited power.
He that spends a Groat a day idly, spends idly above 6 l. a year, which is the Price of using 100 l.
Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.