He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Benjamin Franklin
No man ought to own more property than needed for his livelihood; the rest, by right, belonged to the state.
Benjamin Franklin

Christians are directed to have faith in Christ, as the effectual means of obtaining the change they desire.

Benjamin Franklin
Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.
Benjamin Franklin

But the most dangerous Hypocrite in a Common-Wealth, is one who leaves the Gospel for the sake of the Law: A Man compounded of Law and Gospel, is able to cheat a whole Country with his Religion, and then destroy them under Colour of Law: And here the Clergy are in great Danger of being deceiv'd, and the People of being deceiv'd by the Clergy, until the Monster arrives to such Power and Wealth, that he is out of the reach of both, and can oppress the People without their own blind Assistance.

Benjamin Franklin
You have on hand those things that you need if you have but the wit and wisdom to use them.
Benjamin Franklin

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.

Benjamin Franklin
There is much money given to be laughed at, though the purchasers don't know it; witness A.'s fine horse, and B.'s fine house.
Benjamin Franklin

He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. Benjamin Fran

Benjamin Franklin
Virtue alone is sufficient to make a man great, glorious, and happy.