Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
A man compounded of law and gospel is able to cheat a whole country with his religion and then destroy them under color of law
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Take one thing with another, and the world is a pretty good sort of a world, and it is our duty to make the best of it, and be thankful.
I would rather have it said, 'He lived usefully,' than, 'He died rich.'
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 t
I have so much faith in the general government of the world by Providence that I can hardly conceive a transaction of such momentous importance [as the framing of the Constitution] ... should be suffered to pass without being in some degree influenced, guided, and governed by that omnipotent, omnipr
Industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth . . . thereby [secures] virtue, it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly. . . .
Christianity commands us to pass by injuries; policy, to let them pass by us.
The busy man has few idle visitors; to the boiling pot the flies come not.
This gave me occasion to observe, that when Men are employ'd they are best contented. For on the Days they work'd they were good-natur'd and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily; but on the idle Days they were mutinous and quarrelsome,
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
Would you live with ease, Do what you ought, and not what you please.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Wise men learn by others' harms, fools scarcely by their own.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and spend one penny less than thy clear gains; then shall thy pocket begin to thrive; creditors will not insult, nor want oppress, nor hungerness bite, nor nakedness freeze thee
Wealth and Content are not always Bed-fellows.
Pride gets into the Coach, and Shame mounts behind.
The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you're finished.
Time eateth all things, could old poets say, The times are chang'd, our times drink all away.
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.
Industry and patience are the surest means of plenty.
Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack.
I have conceived a higher opinion of the natural capacities of the black race than I had ever before entertained. Their apprehension seems as quick, their memory as strong, and their docility in every respect equal to that of white children.
Dally not with other folk's spouses or money.