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

A dying man can do nothing easy.

Benjamin Franklin
What can laws do without morals?
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Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.

Benjamin Franklin
A good example is the best sermon.
Benjamin Franklin

I think also, that general virtue is more probably to be expected and obtained from the education of youth, than from exhortations of adult persons; bad habits and vices of the mind being, like diseases of the body, more easily prevented than cured. I think moreover, that talents for the education of youth are the gift of God; and that he on whom they are bestowed, whenever a way is opened for use of them, is as strongly called as if he heard a voice from heaven.

Benjamin Franklin
The busy man has few idle visitors; to the boiling pot the flies come not.
Benjamin Franklin

When women cease to be handsome, they study to be good.

Benjamin Franklin
If you'd lose a troublesome visitor, lend him money.
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Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning. Benjamin Fran

Benjamin Franklin
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.