Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Source: Historical Review of Pennsylvania. 1759
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
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.
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757.
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