Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
A little House well fill'd, a little Field well till'd, and a little Wife well will'd, are great Riches.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Frankli
To inquisitive minds like yours and mine the reflection that the quantity of human knowledge bears no proportion to the quantity of human ignorance must be in one view rather pleasing, viz., that though we are to live forever we may be continually amused and delighted with learning something new.
If you'd be beloved, make yourself amiable. A true friend is the best possession.
All the little money that ever came into my hands was ever laid out in books.
Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
To whom you betray your secret you sell your liberty.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. Benjamin Fran
The securest place is a prison cell, but there is no liberty
All the heavenly Bodies, the Stars and Planets, are regulated with the utmost Wisdom! And can we suppose less Care to be taken in the Order of the moral than in the natural System?
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.
Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old Inhabitants are not jealous of them; the Laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of the Patronage of great Men; and every one will enjoy securely the Profits of his Industry. But if he does not br
Governments having failed the people, the people are entirely justified in assuming for themselves and essential role in government. Where a government takes proper measures to protect the people under its care, such a proceeding might have been thought both unnecessary and unjustifiable: But here i
A good example is the best sermon.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Don't throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.
We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast in the very lap of fortune.
Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.
Epitaph on a scolding wife by her husband: Here my poor Bridget's corpse doth lie, she is at rest - and so am I!
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
Creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times.
Anger warms the invention, but overheats the oven.
'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. . . .
Remember, that six pounds a year is but a groat a day.
He that best understands the world, least likes it
The English love an insult. It's their only test of a man's sincerity.
Acquire Riches by Industry and Frugality.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.