Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, June 1741.
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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
A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can never be spent.
Whate'er's begun in anger ends in shame.
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