Interest which blinds some People, enlightens others.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Virtues, of ...Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
There's many witty men whose brains can't fill their bellies.
Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.
Speak and speed: the close mouth catches no flies.
Love, Cough, & a Smoke, can't well be hid.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. Benjamin Frankli
An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.
If you'd lose a troublesome visitor, lend him money.
Vice knows [its] ugly, so [it] puts on [a] mask.
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
All cats look gray in the dark.
Not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open.
He is ill clothed that is bare of virtue.
She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
The good particular men may do separately, in relieving the sick, is small, compared with what they may do collectively.
History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion, from its usefulness to the public; the advantage of a religious character among private persons; the mischiefs of superstition, and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or mod
Here you would know, and enjoy, what prosperity will way of Washington. For a thousand leagues have nearly the same effect with a thousand years.
I imagine it great vanity in me to suppose that the Supremely Perfect does in the least regard such an inconsiderable nothing as man. More especially, since it is impossible for me to have any positive, clear idea of that which is infinite and incomprehensible, I cannot conceive otherwise than that
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
But our great security lies, I think, in our growing strength.
Perhaps I was too saucy and provoking.
We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews.
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang.
I looked around for God's judgments, but saw no signs of them.
Tolerate no Uncleanliness in Body, Clothes, or Habitation.
Observe all men, thyself most.