In prosperous fortunes be modest and wise, The greatest may fall, and the lowest may rise: But insolent People that fall in disgrace, Are wretched and nobody pities their Case.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

To err is human, to repent divine; to persist devilish.

Benjamin Franklin
That man alone loves himself rightly who procures the greatest possible good to himself through the whole of his existence and so pursues pleasure as not to give for it more than it is worth.
Benjamin Franklin

After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.

Benjamin Franklin
The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or at nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer; but if he sees you at the billiard-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money the next day.
Benjamin Franklin

We have no poor houses in the Colonies, and if we had, we would have no one to put in them, as in the Colonies there is not a single unemployed man, no poor and no vagabonds.

Benjamin Franklin
That is simple. In the Colonies we issue our own money. It is called Colonial Scrip. We issue it in proper proportion to the demands of trade and industry to make the products pass easily from the producers to the consumers. In this manner creating for ourselves our own paper money, we control its purchasing power, and we have no interest to pay.
Benjamin Franklin

The next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing.

Benjamin Franklin
He is not well bred, that cannot bear ill breeding in others
Benjamin Franklin

The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine.

Benjamin Franklin
You must always be prepared. Make sure to look at things from all angles. If you are not prepared you will fail.