He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

It is the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.

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

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

Benjamin Franklin
Temperance puts wood on the fire, meal in the barrel, flour in the tub, money in the purse, credit in the country, contentment in the house, clothes on the back, and vigor in the body.
Benjamin Franklin

...till we are uneasy in Rest, we can have no Desire to move, and without Desire of moving there can be no voluntary Motion.

Benjamin Franklin
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
Benjamin Franklin

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

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

A good example is the best sermon.

Benjamin Franklin
Friends and neighbors complain that taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.