The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.
Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
Kings have long arms, but Misfortune longer: let none think themselves out of her reach.
A traveller should have a hog's nose, a deer's legs, and an ass's back.
A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. Benjamin Frankli
When you are done changing, you're done.
The same man cannot be both Friend and Flatterer.
Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. ... Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circ
Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics...derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.
There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.
Prodigality of Time produces Poverty of Mind as well as of Estate.
Neglect kills injuries, revenge increases them.
Women are books, and men the readers be...
Snowy winter, a plentiful harvest.
By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
The refusal of King George to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution.
To get the bad customs of a country changed and new ones, though better, introduced, it is necessary first to remove the prejudices of the people, enlighten their ignorance, and convince them that their interests will be promoted by the proposed changes; and this is not the work of a day.
Everybody's human-everybody makes mistakes. If you laugh it off and keep going and try to give it your best the next time around, people respect that.
Never confuse motion with action.
Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. Benjamin Frankli
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.
Keep out of the Sight of Feasts and Banquets as much as may be; for 'tis more difficult to refrain good Cheer, when it's present, than from the Desire of it when it is away; the like you may observe in the Objects of all the other Senses.
Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
Hope of gain lessens pain.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Frankli
Quacks are the greatest liars in the world except their patients.
Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs.
That man alone loves himself rightly who procures the greatest possible good to himself through the whole of his existence and so pursues pleasure as not to give for it more than it is worth.