Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
- In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.
- He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
- God heals and the doctor takes the fees.
- Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
- Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
- Success has ruined many a man.
- A little neglect may breed great mischiefâ€¦ 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.
- Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of.
- We must, indeed, all hand together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Time is money.
- Man is a tool-making animal.
- A single manâ€¦ is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.
- Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
- No nation was ever ruined by trade.
- There never was a good war or a bad peace.