If any man flatters me, I'll flatter him again; tho' he were my best Friend.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Thou can'st not joke an enemy into a friend,but thou may'st a friend into an enemy.

Benjamin Franklin
In a discreet man's mouth, a public thing is private.
Benjamin Franklin

An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.

Benjamin Franklin
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden,but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.
Benjamin Franklin

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. Benjamin Fran

Benjamin Franklin
Before Noah, men having only water to drink, could not find the truth. Accordingly...they became abominably wicked, and they were justly exterminated by the water they loved to drink. This good man, Noah, having seen that all his contemporaries had perished by this unpleasant drink, took a dislike to it; and God, to relieve his dryness, created the vine and revealed to him the art of making le vin. By the aid of this liquid he unveiled more and more truth.
Benjamin Franklin

A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy - "A republic," replied the Doctor, "if you can keep it."

Benjamin Franklin
Out of adversity comes opportunity.
Benjamin Franklin

When about 16 Years of Age, I happened to meet with a Book written by one Tryon, recommending a Vegetable Diet. I determined to go into it.... My refusing to eat Flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity....

Benjamin Franklin
The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality: that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality nothing will do, and with them everything.