Strange secrets are let out by Death Who blabs so oft the follies of this world.
Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry.
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
Never praise your cider or your horse
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
If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to pa
That which hurts, also instructs.
Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
He that hath a trade hath an estate; and he that hath a calling hath a place of profit and honor. A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.
The good will of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors.
Revelation, indeed, as such had no influence on my mind
You may give give a man office, but you cannot give him discretion
Stand firm, don't flutter!
The proud hate pride in others.
He that best understands the world, least likes it
When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Frankli
I wish to live without committing any fault at any time.
Before Noah, men having only water to drink, could not find the truth. Accordingly...they became abominably wicked, and they were justly exterminated by the water they loved to drink. This good man, Noah, having seen that all his contemporaries had perished by this unpleasant drink, took a dislike t
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Hast thou virtue? acquire also the graces and beauties of virtue.
My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity.
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. Benjamin Frankli
When you are done changing, you're done.