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.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.

Benjamin Franklin
Do you sincerely declare that you love mankind in general, of what profession or religion soever? Do you think any person ought to be harmed in his body, name, or goods, for mere speculative opinions, or his external way of worship? Do you love truth for truth's sake; and will you endeavor impartially to find and receive it yourself, and communicate it to others.
Benjamin Franklin

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.

Benjamin Franklin
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
Benjamin Franklin

If any man flatters me, I'll flatter him again; tho' he were my best Friend.

Benjamin Franklin
Those who are content have enough; those that complain, have too much.
Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
I am what I am and that's all that I am and if I'm supposed to be somebody else, why do I look like me?
Benjamin Franklin

Families ought to be noisy.

Benjamin Franklin
A full Belly brings forth every Evil.