We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
[E]very Man who comes among us, and takes up a piece of Land, becomes a Citizen, and by our Constitution has a Voice in Elections, and a share in the Government of the Country.
When religion is good, it will take care of itself. When it is not able to take care of itself, and God does not see fit to take care of it, so that it has to appeal to the civil power for support, it is evidence to my mind that its cause is a bad one.
Cut the Wings of your Hens and Hopes, lest they lead you a weary Dance after them.
What is best for people is what they do for themselves.
Nothing preaches better than the act.
If you watch your pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves.
A friend in need is a friend indeed!
Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. Benjamin Fran
That there is one God, who made all things. That he governs the world by his providence. That he might be worshipped by adoration, prayer, and thanksgiving. But that the most acceptable service of God is doing good to Man. That the Soul is immortal. And that God will certainly reward virtue and puni
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Frankli
There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
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.
The cat in gloves catches no mice.
A wise man will desire no more than what he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contently.
Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away
Perhaps I'm too saucy or provoking?
Slavery is such an atrocious debasement of human nature, that its very extirpation, if not performed with solicitous care, may sometimes open a source of serious evils.
A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.â€ Benjamin Franklin
Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog.
The expenses required to prevent a war are much lighter than those that will, if not prevented, be absolutely necessary to maintain it.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
Lawyers, Preachers, and Tomtits Eggs, there are more of them hatch'd than come to perfection.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
And as to the Cares, they are chiefly what attend the bringing up of Children; and I would ask any Man who has experienced it, if they are not the most delightful Cares in the World; and if from that Particular alone, he does not find the Bliss of a double State much greater, instead of being less t
To be proud of virtue, is to poison yourself with the Antidote.
When nature gave us tears, She gave us leave to weep.
Nothing brings more pain than too much pleasure; nothing more bondage than too much liberty.
Venison and venery defeated me.
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.