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.
Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. In my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
The church, the state, and the poor, are 3 daughters which we should maintain, but not portion off.
That the vegetable creation should restore the air which is spoiled by the animal part of it, looks like a rational system, and seems to be of a piece with the rest.
Disdain the chain, preserve your freedom; and maintain your independency: be industrious and free; be frugal and free.
A lonely man on a rainy night who cannot read.
Little leaks sink the ship.
What's a Sun-Dial in the shade?
Necessity never made a good bargain. Benjamin Frankli
If you wouldn't live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.
The proof of gold is fire...
Content and Riches seldom meet together, Riches take thou, contentment I had rather.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
There will be plenty of time to sleep once you are dead
He that pursues two hares at once, does not catch one and lets the other go.
Use now and then a little Exercise a quarter of an Hour before Meals, as to swing a Weight, or swing your Arms about with a small Weight in each Hand; to leap, or the like, for that stirs the Muscles of the Breast.
I would rather have it said, 'He lived usefully,' than, 'He died rich.'
Nor is it of much Importance to us to know the Manner in which Nature executes her laws; 'tis enough to know the Laws themselves.
He that sows Thorns, should never go barefoot.
Women are books, and men the readers be, Who sometimes in those books erratas see; Yet oft the reader's raptured with each line, Fair print and paper, fraught with sense divine; Tho' some, neglectful, seldom care to read, And faithful wives no more than bibles heed. Are women books? says Hodge, then
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.
Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. Benjamin Frankli
Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion. Benjamin Fran
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. Benjamin Fran
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the freque