|Born||January 17, 1706|
|Died||April 17, 1790|
Well done is better than well said.
When asked what good a new invention was:
What good is a newborn baby?
Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
Kings have long arms, but misfortune longer; let none think themselves out of reach.
Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment of knowledge always pays the best interest.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth the reading, or do things worth the writing.
All humanity is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable, and those who move.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Don’t throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.