Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

  • In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.
- letter to J B LeRoy, Nov 13, 1789
  • He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
- Poor Richard's Almanac, Preface
  • God heals and the doctor takes the fees.
- Poor Richard's Almanac
  • Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Poor Richard's Almanac
  • Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Poor Richard's Almanac
  • Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
- Poor Richard's Almanac
  • Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
- Poor Richard's Almanac
  • Success has ruined many a man.
- Poor Richard's Almanac
  • A little neglect may breed great mischief… for the want of a nail the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Poor Richard's Almanac
  • Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of.
- Poor Richard's Almanac
  • We must, indeed, all hand together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- at the signing of Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
  • Time is money.
- Advice to a Young Tradesman
  • Man is a tool-making animal.
- The Life of Johnson, April 17, 1778
  • A single man… is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.
- letter to a young man, June 25, 1745
  • Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
- The Way to Wealth
  • No nation was ever ruined by trade.
- Thoughts on Commercial Subjects
  • There never was a good war or a bad peace.
- letter to Josiah Quincy, September 11, 1773

Henry Fielding

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