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If you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you.

All would live long, but none would be old.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Many people die at twenty-five and aren't buried until they are seventy-five.

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

A little House well fill'd, a little Field well till'd, and a little Wife well will'd, are great Riches.
Poor Richard's Almanack

Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

God heals, and the doctor takes the fees.

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

He that best understands the world, least likes it.

When you speak to a man, look on his eyes; when he speaks to thee, look on his mouth.

Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog.

He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner.

Let thy discontents be thy secrets. If the world knows them, it will despise thee and increase them.

You may delay, but time will not.

None are deceived, but they that confide.

Death takes no bribes.

A rich rogue is like a fat hog, who never does good 'til as dead as a log.

He that lives on hope will die fasting.

If a person empties their purse into their head no one can take it away from them. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Can grave and formal pass for wise,
When Men the solemn Owl despise?

It's better to swim in the sea below
Than to swing in the air and feed the crow,
Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol.

Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

A little neglect may breed mischief.
Poor Richard's Almanack

The best doctor gives the least medicines.

One day is worth a thousand tomorrows.

As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Fish and visitors stink after three days.

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.

Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one.

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

Work as if you were to live a hundred years.
Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.

Never confuse motion with action.

Fatigue is the best pillow.

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Let every one ascertain his special business and calling, and then stick to it if he wants to be successful.

To be thrown upon one's resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune, for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.

The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

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