Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
He that spends a Groat a day idly, spends idly above 6 l. a year, which is the Price of using 100 l.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
Time is money. Benjamin Fran
After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
When in doubt, don't. Benjamin Fran
When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.
When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it. Benjamin Frankli
Scarcely was I arrived at fifteen years of age, when, after having doubted in turn of different tenets, according as I found them combated in the different books that I read, I began to doubt of Revelation itself.
Don't go to the doctor with every distemper, nor to the lawyer with every quarrel, nor to the pot for every thirst.
He is not well bred, that cannot bear ill breeding in others
Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old Inhabitants are not jealous of them; the Laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of the Patronage of great Men; and every one will enjoy securely the Profits of his Industry. But if he does not br
The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.
I know not which lives more unnatural lives, obeying husbands, or commanding wives.
A father's a treasure; a brother's a comfort; a friend is both.
Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes. Benjamin Fran
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Mine is better than ours.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
The noblest question in the world is: 'What good may I do in it?'
Love well, whip well.
An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.
In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
Men take more pains to mask than mend.
Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
Death takes no bribes.
They who have nothing to trouble them,will be troubled at nothing.
A lonely man on a rainy night who cannot read.