Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Contributed by: Zaady
He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, June 1741.
Empty the coins in your purse into your mind and your mind will fill your purse with coins.
Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
The best tranquilizer is a clear conscience.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Source: Hints to those that would be Rich (1736).
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.
Source: Historical Review of Pennsylvania. 1759
Whate'er's begun in anger ends in shame.
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