people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald
the end of the republic.
what you have no need of and before long, you must sell your
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for
is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
is the mother of good luck.
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is
the stuff life is made of.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the
worst of us good.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Fatigue is the best pillow.
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.
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.
Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
God helps those who help themselves.
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger
of having both of them borrowed.
that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another,
than he whom you yourself have obliged.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything
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.
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.
He that rises late must trot all day.
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he
knows or all he sees.
He that's secure is not safe.
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
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.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good
fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur
Hunger is the best pickle.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are
brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value
I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as
sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
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.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they
were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must
be the greatest prodigality.
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like,
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write
something worth reading or do things worth writing.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats
twice as much as nature requires.
In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but
by the want of it.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death
Industry need not wish.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness,
and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great
man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy
those that follow.
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence
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.
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.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure
the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.
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 foxes grow gray but few grow good.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they
are seventy five.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state
in which you will find solid happiness.
Mine is better than ours.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing
in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the
more one wants.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and
repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
never made a good bargain.
Never confuse motion with action.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put
Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
No nation was ever ruined by trade.
Observe all men, thyself most.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Our necessities never equal our wants.
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place,
but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing
at the tempting moment.
Remember that credit is money.
Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine
Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.
Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
Sudden power is apt to be insolent, sudden liberty saucy; that
behaves best which has grown gradually.
Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
discontented man finds no easy chair.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the
pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I
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 are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our
wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the
same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do
that which happens to be easier.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people
more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally
unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but
they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.
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.
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
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.
Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have
brains enough to be honest.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless
Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to
our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven.
Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances
as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall
all hang separately.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Well done is better than well said.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.
When in doubt, don't.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last
part moves, her last, the tongue.
When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that
will herald the end of the republic.
When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties
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
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
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
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.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you
were to die tomorrow.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
You may delay, but time will not.
net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains
after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Study this before you vote!!!