The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. Benjamin Fran
They who have nothing to trouble them,will be troubled at nothing.
In going on with these Experiments, how many pretty systems do we build, which we soon find ourselves oblig'd to destroy! If there is no other Use discover'd of Electricity, this, however, is something considerable, that it may help to make a vain Man humble.
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the freque
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Frankli
The rotten apple spoils his companion.
History affords us many instances of the ruin of states,by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper andgenius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of onepart of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. ... The
Virtue may not always make a Face handsome, but Vice will certainly make it ugly.
Knowledge of the investment is most profitable
Death takes no bribes.
All the little money that ever came into my hands was ever laid out in books.
Keep out of the Sight of Feasts and Banquets as much as may be; for 'tis more difficult to refrain good Cheer, when it's present, than from the Desire of it when it is away; the like you may observe in the Objects of all the other Senses.
In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Fran
Those who give up liberty for the sake of security, deserve neither liberty nor security.
History will also give occasion to expatiate on the advantage of civil orders and constitutions; how men and their properties are protected by joining in societies and establishing government; their industry encouraged and rewarded, arts invented, and life made more comfortable; the advantages of li
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.
A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth.
When you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views.
Strive to be the best and you may succeed: he may well win the race that runs by himself.
Where there is hunger, law is not regarded;and where law is not regarded, there will be hunger.
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him. Benjamin Fran
Well done is better than well said. 1
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Don't cry over spilled milk
Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. Benjamin Frankli
Freedom of speech is the great bulwark of liberty; they prosper and die together: And it is the terror of traitors and oppressors, and a barrier against them. It produces excellent writers, and encourages men of fine genius.
Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen.
Did not strong connections draw me elsewhere, I believe Scotland would be the country I would choose to end my days in.