Benjamin Franklin

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

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

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

And whether you’re an honest man, or whether you’re a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

A place for everything, everything in its place.

Applause waits on success.