You don't get somebody to like you by doing them a favor. That only tends to build resentment over the fact that they are needy and you are not. No, you ask them to do you a favor.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Whether a Commonwealth suffers more by hypocritical pretenders to religion or by the openly profane? The most dangerous hypocrite in a Commonwealth is one who leaves the gospel for the sake of the law. A man compounded of law and gospel is able to cheat a whole country with his religion and then destroy them under color of law.

Benjamin Franklin
The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
Benjamin Franklin

One today is worth two tomorrows. Lost time is never found again. Time is money. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff that life is made of. You may delay, but time will not.

Benjamin Franklin
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
Benjamin Franklin

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.

Benjamin Franklin
The two most beautiful sights I have witnessed in my life are a full blown ship at sail and the round-bellied pregnant female.
Benjamin Franklin

Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife.

Benjamin Franklin
A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother.
Benjamin Franklin

The problem with common sense is, it isn't.

Benjamin Franklin
I know as well as thee that I am no poet bornIt is a trade, I never learnt nor indeed could learnIf I make verses-'tis in spiteOf nature and my stars I write.