To cease to think creatively is to cease to live
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Frankli
Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.
The proud hate pride in others.
But the most dangerous Hypocrite in a Common-Wealth, is one who leaves the Gospel for the sake of the Law: A Man compounded of Law and Gospel, is able to cheat a whole Country with his Religion, and then destroy them under Colour of Law: And here the Clergy are in great Danger of being deceiv'd, and
The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy.
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
He that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honor.
Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Those who are fear'd, are hated.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. Benjamin Fran
[T]he more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer . . . [taking] away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence of somewhat else than a careful accumul
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but it is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
You will observe with concern how long a useful truth may be known, and exist, before it is generally received and practiced on.
Speak and speed: the close mouth catches no flies.
A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
I know as well as thee that I am no poet bornIt is a trade, I never learnt nor indeed could learnIf I make verses-'tis in spiteOf nature and my stars I write.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." He planned his routine around waking up at 5 a.m. and asking himself "What good shall I do this day?
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
If you would know the value of money; go, and try to borrow some! For, he that goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing! and indeed, so does he that lends to such people, when he goes to get it in again!
Laws without morals are in vain.
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. Benjamin Frankli
The two most beautiful sights I have witnessed in my life are a full blown ship at sail and the round-bellied pregnant female.
It's better to swim in the sea below Than to swing in the air and feed the crow, Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol.
The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either.
Constant dropping wears away stones
A change of fortune hurts a wise man no more than a change of the moon.
Arguing is a game that two can play at. But it is a strange game in that neither opponent ever wins.