Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.
Gentlemen, I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we procee
To the haranguers of the populace among the ancients, succeed among the moderns your writers of political pamphlets and news-papers, and your coffee-house talkers.
In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Those who are content have enough; those that complain, have too much.
You will see in this my notion of good works, that I am far from expecting to merit heaven by them. By heaven we understand a state of happiness, infinite in degree, and eternal in duration. I can do nothing to deserve such rewards... Even the mixed imperfect pleasures we enjoy in this world, are ra
Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five. Benjamin Fran
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
The church, the state, and the poor, are 3 daughters which we should maintain, but not portion off.
If you'd be wealthy, think of saving, more than of getting: The Indies have not made Spain rich, because her Outgoes equal her Incomes.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
An assembly of great men is the greatest fool upon earth.
One Man may be more cunning than another, but not more cunning than every body else.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Fran
A Man of Knowledge like a rich Soil, feeds If not a world of Corn, a world of Weeds.
If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
There's small Revenge in Words, but Words may be greatly revenged
Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but it is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.
Write to Please Yourself. When You write to Please Others You end up Pleasing No one.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself.
Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.