"Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed too severe, seldom executed."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Benjamin Franklin on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Benjamin Franklin on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Benjamin Franklin on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Benjamin Franklin on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Benjamin Franklin on Thomas Paine
"At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment."
"To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly."
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
"Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one."
"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness."