"Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Benjamin Franklin on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Benjamin Franklin on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Benjamin Franklin on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Benjamin Franklin on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Benjamin Franklin on Dalai Lama
"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."