He that scatters thorns, let him not go barefoot.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life.

Benjamin Franklin
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
Benjamin Franklin

Stand firm, don't flutter!

Benjamin Franklin
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes it.
Benjamin Franklin

It is ill-manners to silence a fool and cruelty to let him go on

Benjamin Franklin
I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel
Benjamin Franklin

He [the Rev. Mr. Whitefield] used, indeed, sometimes to pray for my conversion, but never had the satisfaction of believing that his prayers were heard.

Benjamin Franklin
The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. Benjamin Fran
Benjamin Franklin

You must always be prepared. Make sure to look at things from all angles. If you are not prepared you will fail.

Benjamin Franklin
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason: The Morning Daylight appears plainer when you put out your Candle.