No European who has tasted savage life can afterwards bear to live in our societies.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us.
Fish and visitors smell in three days.
He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
I firmly believe this ... that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to futur
The proud hate pride in others.
To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.
Little leaks sink the ship.
If you watch your pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves.
Necessity never made a good bargain. Benjamin Frankli
Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse; a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music. This is an
[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
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. Benjamin Frankli
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.
No longer virtuous no longer free; is a Maxim as true with regard to a private Person as a Common-wealth.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
Lying rides upon debt's back.
Never contradict anybody.
If you want something done, ask a busy person.
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
Some men grow mad by studying much to know,But who grows mad by studying good to grow.
He is not well bred, that cannot bear ill breeding in others
There is no little enemy
Your argument is sound, nothing but sound.
Those who prefer security to liberty deserve neither.