He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Benjamin Fran
... there is much truth in the Italian saying, 'Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you.'
A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
Arguing is a game that two can play at. But it is a strange game in that neither opponent ever wins.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
The misers cheese is wholesomest
Our whole life is but a greater and longer childhood.
Notwithstanding my experiments with electricity the thunderbolt continues to fall under our noses and beards; and as for the tyrant, there are a million of us still engaged at snatching away his sceptre.
My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. Benjamin Fran
If you have no Honey in your Pot, have some in your Mouth.
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. Benjamin Fran
Nothing is more important for the public wealth than to form and train youth in wisdom and virtue. Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.
Knowledge of the investment is most profitable
We are not certain, we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions, and we could, at last, make others take us seriously.In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Nothing's so apt to undermine your confidence in a product as knowing that the commercial selling it has been approved by the company that makes it.
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?
Hereafter, if you should observe an occasion to give your officers and friends a little more praise than is their due, and confess more fault than you can justly be charged with, you will only become the sooner for it, a great captain.
He gives twice that gives soon, i.e., he will soon be called to give again.
Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste. Benjamin Frankli
A Man of Knowledge like a rich Soil, feeds If not a world of Corn, a world of Weeds.
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the freque
In other men we faults can spy,/ And blame the mote that dims their eye;/ Each little speck and blemish find;/ To our own stronger errors blind.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. Benjamin Fran
Pity and forbearance should characterize all acts of justice.
Those who prefer security to liberty deserve neither.
A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent. Benjamin Fran
God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. Energy and persistence conquer all things. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! Oh, it's easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. Well done is better than well said.