Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More of Franklin's Words

There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

We must all hang together, else we shall all hang separately. (On signing the Declaration of Independence)

In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates.

After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser.

Pity and forbearance should characterize all acts of justice.

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. (Poor Richard's Almanac)

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. (Poor Richard's Almanac)

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safetey deserce neither liberty or safety.

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. (Poor Richard)

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. (Poor Richard)

God heals and the doctor takes the fee. (Poor Richard's Almanac)

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. (Poor Richard's Almanac)

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. (Poor Richard's Almanac)

Let thy child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.

He that can have patience can have what he will.

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.

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