Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. Benjamin Frankli
Dangerous, therefore, is it to take shelter under a tree, during a thunder-gust. It has been fatal to many, both men and beasts.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. Benjamin Fran
Great Modesty often hides great Merit.
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later. Benjamin Fran
One mend-fault is worth two find-faults, but one find-fault is better than two make-faults.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. Benjamin Frankli
Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and spend one penny less than thy clear gains; then shall thy pocket begin to thrive; creditors will not insult, nor want oppress, nor hungerness bite, nor nakedness freeze thee
When you are done changing, you're done.
Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries. Truth is uniform and narrow; it constantly exists, and does not seem to require so much an active energy, as a passive aptitude of the soul in order to encounter it.
What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it. . . . Happiness springs immediately from the mind.
That as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
When about 16 Years of Age, I happened to meet with a Book written by one Tryon, recommending a Vegetable Diet. I determined to go into it.... My refusing to eat Flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity....
All things are cheap to the saving, dear to the wasteful
Would thou confound thy enemy, be good thyself.
Take it from Richard, poor and lame, What's begun in anger ends in shame.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin
There is much money given to be laughed at, though the purchasers don't know it; witness A.'s fine horse, and B.'s fine house.
Don't overload Gratitude; if you do, she'll kick.
Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily cracked, and never well mended.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
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.
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five. Benjamin Frankli
A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman, Are the handsomest two things that can be seen common.