Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, July 1735.
Contributed by: Zaady
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas.
The most acceptable service of God is doing good to man.
He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is harmful.
Remember, that six pounds a year is but a groat a day.
Little strokes, Fell great oaks.
Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1750.
He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.
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