A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Be neither silly, nor cunning, but wise
Rarely use Venery but for Health or Offspring; Never to Dulness, Weakness, or the Injury of your own or another's Peace or Reputation.
Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have either one.
Keep out of the Sight of Feasts and Banquets as much as may be; for 'tis more difficult to refrain good Cheer, when it's present, than from the Desire of it when it is away; the like you may observe in the Objects of all the other Senses.
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
The only certain things in life are death and taxes!
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? Benjamin Fran
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs.
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all things easy.
Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you may be hindered tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrows; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Human happiness comes not from infrequent pieces of good fortune, but from the small improvements to daily life.
I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of Ame
Quarrels never could last long, if on one side only lay the wrong.
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. Benjamin Frankli
I am the laziest man in the world. I invented all those things to save myself from toil.
Better slip with foot than tongue.
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
Who judges best of a Man, his Enemies or himself?
Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood.
Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.
When men are employed they are best contented.
If we are industrious, we shall never starve; for, at the workingman's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Nor will the bailiff or the constable enter, for industry pays debts, while despair increaseth them.
We constantly change the world, even by our inaction. Therefore, let us change it responsibly.