Notwithstanding my experiments with electricity the thunderbolt continues to fall under our noses and beards; and as for the tyrant, there are a million of us still engaged at snatching away his sceptre.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

But the most dangerous Hypocrite in a Common-Wealth, is one who leaves the Gospel for the sake of the Law: A Man compounded of Law and Gospel, is able to cheat a whole Country with his Religion, and then destroy them under Colour of Law: And here the Clergy are in great Danger of being deceiv'd, and the People of being deceiv'd by the Clergy, until the Monster arrives to such Power and Wealth, that he is out of the reach of both, and can oppress the People without their own blind Assistance.

Benjamin Franklin
The good will of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors.
Benjamin Franklin

If Men are so wicked as we now see them with Religion what would they be if without it?

Benjamin Franklin
Dally not with other folk's spouses or money.
Benjamin Franklin

Be cheerful -- the problems that worry us most are those that never arrive.

Benjamin Franklin
There's many witty men whose brains can't fill their bellies.
Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. Benjamin Frankli

Benjamin Franklin
God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
Benjamin Franklin

Vice knows she is ugly, so puts on her mask.

Benjamin Franklin
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.