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.
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the be.
Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them.
He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.
You may give give a man office, but you cannot give him discretion
He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face. - Ben Franklin
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Fran
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it is true we may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.
He that resolves to mend hereafter, resolves not to mend now.
Where security exists, liberty and opportunity do not.
A little sturdiness when superiors are much in the wrong sometimes occasions consideration. And there is truth in the old saying that if you make yourself a sheep, the wolves will eat you.
Well done is better than well said. 1
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Frankli
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.
Never contradict anybody.
Let honesty be as the breath of thy soul; then shalt thou reach the point of happiness, and independence shall be thy shield and buckler, thy helmet and crown; then shall thy soul walk upright, nor stoop to the silken wretch because he hath riches, nor pocket an abuse because the hand which offers i
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
If we give up freedom for security, we are in danger of losing both.
It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce a
A little Religion, and a little Honesty, goes a great way in Courts.
Fear God, and your enemies will fear you.
Were the offer made true, I would engage to run again, from beginning to end, the same career of life. All I would ask should be the privilege of an author, to correct, in a second edition, certain errors of the first.
Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful.
The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.
Out of adversity comes opportunity.