When Knaves betray each other, one can scarce be blamed or the other pitied.
He's gone, and forgot nothing but to say farewell to his creditors
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
Historians relate not so much what is done as what they would have believed.
If you watch your pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves.
By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable.
Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be
Revealed religion has no weight with me.
My dear friend, do not imagine that I am vain enough to ascribe our success [Revolution] to any superiority . . . If it had not been for the justice of our cause, and the consequent interposition of Providence, in which we had faith, we must have been ruined. If I had ever before been an atheist, I
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Benjamin Frank
Half a truth is often a great lie.
We should make the poor uncomfortable and kick them out of poverty.
Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Frank
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. Benjamin Frankli
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. Benjamin Fran
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
The tongue offends and the ears get the cuffing
That man alone loves himself rightly who procures the greatest possible good to himself through the whole of his existence and so pursues pleasure as not to give for it more than it is worth.
God bless the King, and grant him long to Reign.
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
Two passions have powerful influence on the affairs of men: the love of power and the love of money.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.
An assembly of great men is the greatest fool upon earth.
The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.
Nothing great comes without enthusiasm.
All the little money that ever came into my hands was ever laid out in books.
Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
What vast additions to the conveniences and comforts of living might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of public utility; what an extension of agriculture even to the tops of our mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges,
The poor man must walk to get meat for his stomach,the rich man to get a stomach to his meat.