All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.
Benjamin Franklin

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.

Games lubricate the body and the mind.

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Half a truth is often a great lie.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

Honesty is the best policy.

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.


I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.

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.


If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.

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

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Lost time is never found again.

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.

Never confuse motion with action.

Remember that credit is money.

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either.

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.

There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.

Time is money.

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.


Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.

When in doubt, don't.

When you're finished changing, you're finished.

Where liberty is, there is my country.

Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.

You may delay, but time will not.