O Lazy bones! Dost thou think God would have given thee arms and legs, if he had not design'd thou should'st use them?

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

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.

Benjamin Franklin
Seek virtue and of that posest, to Providence resign the rest.
Benjamin Franklin

If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.

Benjamin Franklin
Wouldst thou enjoy a long Life, a healthy Body, and a vigorous Mind, and be acquainted also with the wonderful Works of God? labour in the first place to bring thy Appetite into Subjection to Reason.
Benjamin Franklin

Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation.

Benjamin Franklin
If you, do what you should not, you must bear what you would not.
Benjamin Franklin

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth. Benjamin Frankli

Benjamin Franklin
Since they are our right, let us be vigilant to preserve them uninfringed, and free from encroachments. If animosities arise, and we should be obliged to resort to party, let each of us range himself on the side which unfurls the ensigns of public good. Faction will then vanish, which, if not timely suppressed, may overturn the balance, the palladium of liberty, and crush us under its ruins.
Benjamin Franklin

In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it, perhaps, often in this history; for, even if I could conceive that I had compleatly overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.

Benjamin Franklin
I am in the prime of senility.