He that lives well, is learned enough.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.

Benjamin Franklin
The two most beautiful sights I have witnessed in my life are a full blown ship at sail and the round-bellied pregnant female.
Benjamin Franklin

Whether a Commonwealth suffers more by hypocritical pretenders to religion or by the openly profane? The most dangerous hypocrite in a Commonwealth 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 color of law.

Benjamin Franklin
It was said of him that he did not say much, but that when he did everyone stopped to listen.
Benjamin Franklin

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

Benjamin Franklin
Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or, knowing it, pursue!
Benjamin Franklin

Make use of your friends by being of use to them.

Benjamin Franklin
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Benjamin Franklin

Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter.

Benjamin Franklin
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.