What is best for people is what they do for themselves.
It is the duty of mankind on all suitable occasions to acknowledge their dependence on the Divine Being... Almighty God would mercifully interpose and still the rage of war among the nations... He would take this province under His protection, confound the designs and defeat the attempts of its enem
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
If you wou'd have Guests merry with your cheer, Be so your self, or so at least appear.
The Honey is sweet, but the Bee has a Sting.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. 1
Vice knows [its] ugly, so [it] puts on [a] mask.
The United States Constitutional Convention, except for three or four persons, thought prayers unnecessary.
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy
Indeed, when religious people quarrel about religion, or hungry people quarrel about victuals, it looks as if they had not much of either among them.
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Tis against some mens principle to pay interest, and seems against others interest to pay the principle.
Love, Cough, & a Smoke, can't well be hid.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.
Wherever desirable superfluities are imported, industry is excited, and thereby plenty is produced. Were only necessaries permitted to be purchased, men would work no more than was necessary for that purpose.
The man that walks wit crowd, will get no farther than the crowd. The man that walks alone, will reach places unknown.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
Some men grow mad by studying much to know,But who grows mad by studying good to grow.
He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
If we lose our Money, it gives us some Concern. If we are cheated or robb'd of it, we are angry: But Money lost may be found; what we are robb'd of may be restored: The Treasure of Time once lost, can never be recovered; yet we squander it as tho' 'twere nothing worth, or we had no Use for it....
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
If you want something done, ask a busy person.
Reading was the only amusement I allowed myself
Death takes no bribes.