Private property ... is a Creature of Society, and is subject to the Calls of that Society, whenever its Necessities shall require it, even to its last Farthing, its contributors therefore to the public Exigencies are not to be considered a Benefit on the Public, entitling the Contributors to the Di
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
Disdain the chain, preserve your freedom; and maintain your independency: be industrious and free; be frugal and free.
If anyone should doubt whether the electrical matter passes through the substance of bodies, or only over along their surfaces, a shock from an electrified large glass jar, taken through his own body, will probably convince him.
In every animal that walks upright, the deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the neck; then the breast and arms; the lower parts continuing to the last as plump as ever; so that covering all above with a basket
Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Frank
Love well, whip well.
Hot things, sharp things, sweet things, cold things All rot the teeth, and make them look like old things.
A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can never be spent.
The borrower is slave to the lender and the debtor to the creditor.
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble. Benjamin Frankli
Those who are fear'd, are hated.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. Benjamin Frankli
In prosperous fortunes be modest and wise, The greatest may fall, and the lowest may rise: But insolent People that fall in disgrace, Are wretched and nobody pities their Case.
He that drinks fast, pays slow.Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.There can't be good living where there is not good drinking.
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
Life with Fools consists in Drinking; with the wise Man, living's Thinking.
Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it.
Tis easy to see, hard to foresee.
The best way to help the poor is to make them uncomfortable in their own poverty.
The purpose of money was to purchase one's freedom to pursue that which is useful and interesting.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. Benjamin Fran
A penny saved is two pence clear.
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.
Great spenders are bad lenders.
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
He that hath a trade hath an estate; and he that hath a calling hath a place of profit and honor. A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.
The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
Look before, or you'll find yourself behind.