Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

The electrical matter consists of particles extremely subtile, since it can permeate common matter, even the densest metals, with such ease and freedom as not to receive any perceptible resistance.If anyone should doubt whether the electrical matter passes through the substance of bodies, or only over along their surfaces, a shock from an electrified large glass jar, taken through his own body, will probably convince him.Electrical matter differs from common matter in this, that the parts of the latter mutually attract, those of the former mutually repel each other.

Benjamin Franklin
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Benjamin Franklin

Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.

Benjamin Franklin
It is ill-manners to silence a fool and cruelty to let him go on
Benjamin Franklin

In these sentiments, sir, I agree to this Constitution, with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no form of government, but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered; and believe further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.

Benjamin Franklin
The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.
Benjamin Franklin

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry.
Benjamin Franklin

What is best for people is what they do for themselves.

Benjamin Franklin
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.