Taxes on consumption, like those on capital or income, to be just, must be uniform.
If you have time don't wait for time.
He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither.
He that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honor.
Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. Benjamin Fran
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Virtues, of ...Moderation: Avoid extremes. Forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
Those who give up liberty for the sake of security, deserve neither liberty nor security.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. Benjamin Frankli
The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. Benjamin Fran
The apostle Paul very seriously advised Timothy to put some wine in his water for health's sake, but not one of the apostles nor any of the holy fathers have ever recommended putting water in wine
Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or at nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer; but if he sees you at the billiard-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work,
Where security exists, liberty and opportunity do not.
Those who prefer security to liberty deserve neither.
Do not fear mistakes.
It is better to take many injuries than to give one.
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.
Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.
A friend in need is a friend indeed!
A wicked Hero will turn his back to an innocent coward.
But our great security lies, I think, in our growing strength.
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all things easy.
Critics are our friends, they show us our faults.
Virtues, of ...Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
Do you sincerely declare that you love mankind in general, of what profession or religion soever? Do you think any person ought to be harmed in his body, name, or goods, for mere speculative opinions, or his external way of worship? Do you love truth for truth's sake; and will you endeavor impartial
Let honesty be as the breath of thy soul; then shalt thou reach the point of happiness, and independence shall be thy shield and buckler, thy helmet and crown; then shall thy soul walk upright, nor stoop to the silken wretch because he hath riches, nor pocket an abuse because the hand which offers i