Let thy maid servant be faithful, strong, and homely.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. Benjamin Frankli
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.
The foundation of all happiness in thinking rightly.
Hereafter, if you should observe an occasion to give your officers and friends a little more praise than is their due, and confess more fault than you can justly be charged with, you will only become the sooner for it, a great captain.
The apostle Paul very seriously advised Timothy to put some wine in his water for health's sake, but not one of the apostles nor any of the holy fathers have ever recommended putting water in wine
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
When about 16 Years of Age, I happened to meet with a Book written by one Tryon, recommending a Vegetable Diet. I determined to go into it.... My refusing to eat Flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity....
Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs.
If you have time don't wait for time.
Electrical matter differs from common matter in this, that the parts of the latter mutually attract, those of the former mutually repel each other.
A bargain is something you have to find a use for once you have bought it.
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Fran
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
What is the use of a new-born child ?
One Man may be more cunning than another, but not more cunning than every body else.
Mankind are very odd creatures:one half censure what they practice,the other half practice what they censure;the rest always say and do as they ought.
Beauty and folly are old companions.
Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Frank
A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman, Are the handsomest two things that can be seen common.
In 1732 I first publish'd my 'Almanack' under the name of Richard Saunders; it was continu'd by me about twenty-five years, commonly call'd 'Poor Richard's Almanack.' I endeavour'd to make it both entertaining and useful, and it accordingly came to be in such demand that I reap'd considerable prof
To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
Duty is not beneficial because it is commanded,but is commanded because it is beneficial.
He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
Avarice and Happiness never saw each other, how then should they become acquainted?
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
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.