My rule, in which I have always found satisfaction, is, never to turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest; but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at the time, leaving the consequences…
Quote by Benjamin Franklin
The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom too fine spun
Never confuse motion with action.
The sparks fly in his face.
Excess in all other Things whatever, as well as in Meat and Drink, is also...
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man...
Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his...
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
Again, He that sells upon Credit, asks a Price for what he sells, equivalent to...
The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain...
Faith is confirmed by the heart, confessed by the tongue, and acted upon by the...
Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We...
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.