Does't thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. for He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing, as Poor Richard says.
I will freely spend nineteen shillings in the pound to defend my right of giving or refusing the other shilling.
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
I believe in one God, Creator of the Universe in that He ought to be whipped from pilar to post and back again for His shameful actions toward Humanity.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
There are in life real evils enough and it is folly to afflict ourselves with imaginary ones.
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
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.
After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.
I am in the prime of senility.
In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears; while the used key is always bright.
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Danger is sauce for prayers.
A man who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither.