1) Temperance... drink not to elevation. (2) Silence... avoid trifling conversations. (3) Order: Let all your things have their places... (4) Resolution... perform without fail what you resolve. (5) Frugality... i.e. waste nothing. (6) Industry: Lose no time; be always employ'd... (7) Sincerity: Use
History will also give occasion to expatiate on the advantage of civil orders and constitutions; how men and their properties are protected by joining in societies and establishing government; their industry encouraged and rewarded, arts invented, and life made more comfortable; the advantages of li
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Justice is as strictly due between neighbor nations as between neighbor citizens.
Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended, Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it."
Did not strong connections draw me elsewhere, I believe Scotland would be the country I would choose to end my days in.
It is very imprudent to deprive America of any of her privileges. If her commerce and friendship are of any importance to you, they are to be had on no other terms than leaving her in the full enjoyment of her rights.
Observe all men, thyself most.
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
I firmly believe this ... that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to futur
Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small, and the want great
What can laws do without morals?
He that has not got a wife is not yet a complete man.
Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou cans't.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue. Benjamin Fran
Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
By the word simplicity, is not always meant folly or ignorance; but often, pure and upright Nature, free from artifice, craft or deceitful ornament.
You may delay, but time will not.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
The man who does things makes mistakes, but he doesn't make the biggest mistake of all-doing nothing.
I made the greater progress, from that clearness of head and quicker apprehension which generally attend temperance in eating and drinking.
She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
On second thought, it's a good thing love is blind otherwise it would see too much.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. Benjamin Fran
The noblest question in the world is: 'What good may I do in it?'
you can do anything you set your mind to
Don't overload Gratitude; if you do, she'll kick.
He'll cheat without scruple, who can without fear.
When about 16 Years of Age, I happened to meet with a Book written by one Tryon, recommending a Vegetable Diet. I determined to go into it.... My refusing to eat Flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity....
Constant dropping wears away stones