I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did.
Quote by Benjamin Franklin
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which...
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
Trouble knocked on the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you...
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top
He that's secure is not safe.
In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the...
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one...
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and...
Read much, but not many books.
Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and...
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
I hope... that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason...
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough...
An Egg to day is better than a Hen to-morrow
Rules to find out a fit Measure of Meat and Drink.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will...
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich...
The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as God and gods.