[E]very Man who comes among us, and takes up a piece of Land, becomes a Citizen, and by our Constitution has a Voice in Elections, and a share in the Government of the Country.
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.
Danger is sauce for prayers. Benjamin Fran
Blame-all and Praise-all are two blockheads.
The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you're finished.
Arguing is a game that two can play at. But it is a strange game in that neither opponent ever wins.
Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Fran
He that scatters thorns, let him not go barefoot.
A little neglect may breed great mischief. ... For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the battle was lost; for want of the battle, the war was lost.
To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
He that drinks his Cyder alone, let him catch his Horse alone.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Setting too good an Example is a Kind of slander seldom forgiven.
Christians are directed to have faith in Christ, as the effectual means of obtaining the change they desire.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. Benjamin Frankli
What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it. . . . Happiness springs immediately from the mind.
For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.
Your best investment is to pour your purse into your head, and no one can take it away from you.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible.
No man ought to own more property than needed for his livelihood; the rest, by right, belonged to the state.
You can not pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.
Opportunity is the great bawd.
As sore places meet most rubs, proud folks meet most affronts.
For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires
When you are done changing, you're done.
My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.
Practice makes perfect.
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?