I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
He that riseth late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night.
If this lady is pleased to spend her days with Franklin, he would be just as pleased to spend his nights with her.
You must not, when you have gained a victory, use any triumphing or insulting expressions, nor show too much of the pleasure you feel; but endeavour to console your adversary, and make him less dissatisfied with himself by every kind and civil expression that may be used with truth; such as, you und
He that won't be counseled can't be helped. He that would have a short Lent, let him borrow Money to be repaid at Easter.
We can defer, yet time is most certainly not.
Order - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
I wish to live without committing any fault at any time.
Wise men learn by others' harms, fools scarcely by their own.
Praise to the undeserving is severe satire.
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
He that drinks fast, pays slow.Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.There can't be good living where there is not good drinking.
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
Those who sacrifice essential liberty for temporary safety are not deserving of either liberty or safety.
I have lived a long time, sir, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth - that God governs in the affairs of men.
Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Frank
In success be moderate.
He that pays for work before it's done, has but a pennyworth for two pence.
Those who prefer security to liberty deserve neither.
Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Frank
I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
A perfect character might be attended with the inconvenience of being envied and hated; and that a benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
Well done is better than well said. 1
The poor have little; beggars, none; the rich, too much; enough, not one.
When men are employed they are best contented.
Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Fran
God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
But the most dangerous Hypocrite in a Common-Wealth, is one who leaves the Gospel for the sake of the Law: A Man compounded of Law and Gospel, is able to cheat a whole Country with his Religion, and then destroy them under Colour of Law: And here the Clergy are in great Danger of being deceiv'd, and
After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.