Benjamin Franklin Quotes
It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
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