Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

God heals, and the doctor takes the fee.

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life.

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top.

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

I believe I shall,in some shape or other,always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected.

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Three people can keep a secret so long as two of them are dead.

Well done is better than well said.

You may delay, but time will not.

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.

Drive thy business or it will drive thee.

Think what you do when you run into debt; you give another power over your liberty.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure.