He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

In order to be happy you need a good dog, a good woman, and ready money.

Benjamin Franklin
No nation has ever been ruined by trade.
Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

Benjamin Franklin
History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion, from its usefulness to the public; the advantage of a religious character among private persons; the mischiefs of superstition, and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin
If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.
Benjamin Franklin

Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small, and the want great

Benjamin Franklin
Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so; It is not so. It is so; it is not so.
Benjamin Franklin

Fiction or fable allures to instruction.

Benjamin Franklin
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.