It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved.
To cease to think creatively is to cease to live
Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes. Benjamin Fran
He that sows Thorns, should never go barefoot.
Reckless youth makes rueful age.
Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter.
After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.
Let thy vices die before thee.
Beware of meat twice boiled, and an old foe reconciled.
Avarice and Happiness never saw each other, how then should they become acquainted?
... there is much truth in the Italian saying, 'Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you.'
Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce a
I never turned to drink. It seemed to turn to me.
It is therefore wish'd that all commerce were as free between all the nations of the world as it is between the several counties of England.
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
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 resolves to mend hereafter, resolves not to mend now.
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two works, industry and frugality.
In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never
Mankind are dastardly when they meet with opposition.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. Benjamin Frankli
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Practice makes perfect.
I consent Sir, to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure, that it is not the best.
E'er you remark another's sin, bid your own conscience look within.