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

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries. Truth is uniform and narrow; it constantly exists, and does not seem to require so much an active energy, as a passive aptitude of the soul in order to encounter it. But error is endlessly diversified; it has no reality, but is the pure and simple creation of the mind that invents it. In this field the soul has room enough to expand herself, to display all her boundless faculties, and all her beautiful and interesting extravagancies and absurdities.

Benjamin Franklin
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
Benjamin Franklin

Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompence the pangs of vice.

Benjamin Franklin
Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security
Benjamin Franklin

You can not pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.

Benjamin Franklin
Half-wits talk much, but say little.
Benjamin Franklin

The States acceded to the Union.

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

I think opinions should be judged by their influences and effects; and if a man holds none that tend to make him less virtuous or more vicious, it may be concluded that he holds none that are dangerous, which I hope is the case with me.

Benjamin Franklin
Temperance puts wood on the fire, meal in the barrel, flour in the tub, money in the purse, credit in the country, contentment in the house, clothes on the back, and vigor in the body.