Benjamin Franklin

September 18 2011

 "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." 


Benjamin Franklin

July 17 2011

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


Benjamin Franklin

March 10 2011

 "Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please." 


Benjamin Franklin

February 13 2011

 At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement. 


Benjamin Franklin

October 26 2009

 Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.  


Benjamin Franklin

September 28 2007

 The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either.  


Benjamin Franklin

May 04 2006

 He that speaks much is much mistaken 


Benjamin Franklin

March 22 2006

 He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

Little strokes,

Fell great oaks.

The cat in gloves catches no mice.

Well done is better than well said.

Tis easy to see, hard to foresee.

Eat to live, and not live to eat.

He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.

The worst wheel of a cart makes the most noise.

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

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

God helps them that help themselves.

If you would not be forgotten

As soon as you are dead and rotten,

Either write things worthy reading,

Or do things worth the writing.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of.

One good Husband is worth two good Wives; for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.

Fish and visitors stink after three days.

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.

Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.

What you seem to be, be really.

There are more old drunkards than old doctors.

He that drinks fast, pays slow.

Fear not death; for the sooner we die, the longer shall we be immortal.

Tim was so learned, that he could name a horse in nine Languages.

So ignorant, that he bought a cow to ride on.

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a folly.

A good example is the best sermon.

Drink does not drown Care, but waters it, and makes it grow faster.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

A little neglect may breed great mischief...for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.

A mob's a monster; heads enough but no brains.

Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price.

Sudden power is apt to be insolent, sudden liberty saucy; that behaves best which has grown gradually.

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. 


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