Friday, January 27, 2006

Quotes from Ben Franklin

If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy reading,
Or do things worth the writing.

To err is human, to repent divine; to persist devilish.

Well done is better than well said.

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.

He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.

What you seem to be, be really.

Love your Neighbour; yet don't pull down your Hedge.

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack'd, and never well mended.

A good example is the best sermon.

The end of Passion is the beginning of Repentance.

To be proud of virtue, is to poison yourself with the Antidote.

He that would Fish, must venture his bait.

A little neglect may breed great mischief...for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.

There are no fools so troublesome as those that have wit.

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one make you but even with him; forgiving it sets you above him.

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price.

Sudden power is apt to be insolent, sudden liberty saucy; that behaves best which has grown gradually

Travis Comment: I found these today with looking for material for a small speech I am giving as a senior at our church banquet this year. After discovering that I have not posted in over a week, *gasp* I though I would post these. Look for more soon!

- Travis

3 comments:

Kierstyn Paulino said...

I love quotes!
this one is awesome :
If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy reading,
Or do things worth the writing.

hope it goes well, speeches are always fun to give :)

Kp

Bill said...

Great Quotes!

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Such a lovely quotes to a student who loves adventure