Zitat des Tages von Benjamin Franklin:
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Never confuse motion with action.
Games lubricate the body and the mind.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
He that's secure is not safe.
Beware the hobby that eats.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
God helps those who help themselves.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.