Great talkers are little doers.
If we restrict liberty to attain security we will lose them both.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
The man that walks wit crowd, will get no farther than the crowd. The man that walks alone, will reach places unknown.
It is ill-manners to silence a fool and cruelty to let him go on
Make use of your friends by being of use to them.
The best of all medicines is resting and fasting
There is much difference between imitating a good man and counterfeiting him.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. Benjamin Fran
I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.
A man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all the doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false.
I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity.
Reckless youth makes rueful age.
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.
To inquisitive minds like yours and mine the reflection that the quantity of human knowledge bears no proportion to the quantity of human ignorance must be in one view rather pleasing, viz., that though we are to live forever we may be continually amused and delighted with learning something new.
He that sows thorns should never go barefoot. Benjamin Frankli
It is much to be lamented that a man of Franklin's general good character and great influence should have been an unbeliever in Christianity, and also have done as much as he did to make others unbelievers.
Joy doesn't exist in the world, it exists in us.
Take the money in your wallet and invest it in your mind. And in return, your mind will fill up your wallet!
She that paints her Face, thinks of her Tail.
He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool.
Remember, that six pounds a year is but a groat a day.
Do you love truth for truth's sake, and will you endeavor impartially to find and receive it yourself, and communicate it to others?
Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes. Benjamin Fran
Virtues, of ...Moderation: Avoid extremes. Forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
There is no little enemy
Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price.