The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

To be thrown upon one's own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previosly unsusceptible.

Benjamin Franklin
People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
Benjamin Franklin

In other men we faults can spy,/ And blame the mote that dims their eye;/ Each little speck and blemish find;/ To our own stronger errors blind.

Benjamin Franklin
Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith.
Benjamin Franklin

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Benjamin Frank

Benjamin Franklin
He that is rich need not live sparingly,and he that can live sparingly need not be rich.
Benjamin Franklin

You don't get somebody to like you by doing them a favor. That only tends to build resentment over the fact that they are needy and you are not. No, you ask them to do you a favor.

Benjamin Franklin
Lawyers, Preachers, and Tomtits Eggs, there are more of them hatch'd than come to perfection.
Benjamin Franklin

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

Benjamin Franklin
Fiction or fable allures to instruction.