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.
'Tis true there is much to be done, . . . but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effects, for constant dropping wears away stones . . . and little strokes fell great oaks, as Poor Richard says. . . .
We have no poor houses in the Colonies, and if we had, we would have no one to put in them, as in the Colonies there is not a single unemployed man, no poor and no vagabonds.
Private property ... is a Creature of Society, and is subject to the Calls of that Society, whenever its Necessities shall require it, even to its last Farthing, its contributors therefore to the public Exigencies are not to be considered a Benefit on the Public, entitling the Contributors to the Di
Doing your best means never stop trying.
I am lord of myself, accountable to none.
In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason: The Morning Daylight appears plainer when you put out your Candle.
Everybody's human-everybody makes mistakes. If you laugh it off and keep going and try to give it your best the next time around, people respect that.
And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Frankli
Time eateth all things, could old poets say, The times are chang'd, our times drink all away.
If Men are so wicked as we now see them with Religion what would they be if without it?
Security without liberty is called prison.
We are spirits. That bodies should be lent us while they afford us pleasure, assist us in acquiring knowledge or in doing good to our fellow-creatures, is a kind of benevolent act of God. When they become unfit for these purposes and afford us pain instead of pleasure, instead of an aid become an en
Not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
A father's a treasure; a brother's a comfort; a friend is both.
An egg today is better than a hen to-morrow. Benjamin Frankli
A Man of Knowledge like a rich Soil, feeds If not a world of Corn, a world of Weeds.
The first Degree of Folly, is to conceit one's self wise; the second to profess it; the third to despise Counsel.
Hope of gain lessens pain.
If we are industrious, we shall never starve; for, at the workingman's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Nor will the bailiff or the constable enter, for industry pays debts, while despair increaseth them.
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
Kings have long arms, but Misfortune longer: let none think themselves out of her reach.
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.
O powerful goodness! Bountiful Father! Merciful Guide! Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest. Strengthen my resolution to perform what that wisdom dictates. Accept my kind offices to thy other children as the only return in my power for thy continual favours to me.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
The Honey is sweet, but the Bee has a Sting.