Franklin’s Four Rules for Living
- It is necessary for me to be extremely frugal for some time, until I have paid what I owe.
- To endeavor to speak truth in every instance; to give nobody expectations that are not likely to be answered, but aim at sincerity in every word and action – the most amiable excellence in a rational being.
If you ride a horse sit close and tight, If you ride a man, sit easy and light.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead
He that can have patience can have what he will.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.