Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
Quote by Benjamin Franklin
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them...
There's many witty men whose brains can't fill their bellies.
Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise.
If Pride leads the Van, Beggary brings up the Rear
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his...
Deny Self for Self's sake
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Rules to find out a fit Measure of Meat and Drink.
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
We may give advice but we cannot give conduct.
Constant dropping wears away stones
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy
He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who...
Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by...
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of...
How prudently we proud men compete for nameless graves, while now and then some starveling...