Never confuse motion with action.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.

Benjamin Franklin
Those who prefer security to liberty deserve neither.
Benjamin Franklin

Do not let fancy outrun your means.

Benjamin Franklin
If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

Benjamin Franklin
In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates.
Benjamin Franklin

I early found that when I worked for myself alone, myself alone worked for me; but when I worked for others also, others worked also for me.

Benjamin Franklin
Pain wastes the Body, Pleasures the Understanding.
Benjamin Franklin

Think What You Do When You Run in Debt: You Give to Another Power over Your Liberty

Benjamin Franklin
The things of this world take up too much of my time, of which indeed I have too little left, to undertake anything like a reformation in religion.