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Mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

When you finish changing, you're finished.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government. When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.

If man could have half his wishes he would double his troubles.

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

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.

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.

Lost time is never found again.

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.

If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be without it?

Those things that hurt, instruct.

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones.

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Clean your finger before you point at my spots.

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Have you something to do tomorrow? Do it today.

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.

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