If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.

Benjamin Franklin
My refusing to eat meat occasioned inconveniency, and I have been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.
Benjamin Franklin

Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good.

Benjamin Franklin
Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have either one.
Benjamin Franklin

The apostle Paul very seriously advised Timothy to put some wine in his water for health's sake, but not one of the apostles nor any of the holy fathers have ever recommended putting water in wine

Benjamin Franklin
Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.
Benjamin Franklin

Rules too soft are seldomly followed; rules too harsh are seldomly executed.

Benjamin Franklin
I think opinions should be judged by their influences and effects; and if a man holds none that tend to make him less virtuous or more vicious, it may be concluded that he holds none that are dangerous, which I hope is the case with me.
Benjamin Franklin

Electrical matter differs from common matter in this, that the parts of the latter mutually attract, those of the former mutually repel each other.

Benjamin Franklin
'Tis true there is much to be done, . . . but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effects, for constant dropping wears away stones . . . and little strokes fell great oaks, as Poor Richard says. . . .