Let all Men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly: Men freely ford that see the shallows.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

If you wou'd have Guests merry with your cheer, Be so your self, or so at least appear.

Benjamin Franklin
Fear God, and your enemies will fear you.
Benjamin Franklin

Some of the domestic evils of drunkenness are houses without windows, gardens without fences, fields without tillage, barns without roofs, children without clothing, principles, morals or manners.

Benjamin Franklin
Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
Benjamin Franklin

The problem with common sense is, it isn't.

Benjamin Franklin
The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country.
Benjamin Franklin

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. Benjamin Fran

Benjamin Franklin
Forewarn'd, forearm'd.
Benjamin Franklin

The purpose of money was to purchase one's freedom to pursue that which is useful and interesting.

Benjamin Franklin
The Sting of a reproach, is the Truth of it.