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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.
Well done is better than well said.
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.


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"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out." Make picture quote!
"Beauty and folly are old companions." Make picture quote!
"Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn." Make picture quote!
"Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship." Make picture quote!
"Beware the hobby that eats." Make picture quote!
"Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities." Make picture quote!
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Make picture quote!
"Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Make picture quote!
"Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor." Make picture quote!
"Creditors have better memories than debtors." Make picture quote!
"Diligence is the mother of good luck." Make picture quote!
"Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them." Make picture quote!
"At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment." Make picture quote!
"Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of." Make picture quote!
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." Make picture quote!
"Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good." Make picture quote!
"Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others." Make picture quote!
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Make picture quote!
"Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure." Make picture quote!
"Energy and persistence conquer all things." Make picture quote!
"Even peace may be purchased at too high a price." Make picture quote!
"Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other." Make picture quote!
"Distrust and caution are the parents of security." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats." Make picture quote!
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas." Make picture quote!
"A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges." Make picture quote!
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body." Make picture quote!
"A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one." Make picture quote!
"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave." Make picture quote!
"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle." Make picture quote!
"A penny saved is a penny earned." Make picture quote!
"Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing." Make picture quote!
"A small leak can sink a great ship." Make picture quote!
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." Make picture quote!
"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move." Make picture quote!
"All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones." Make picture quote!
"All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world." Make picture quote!
"And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief." Make picture quote!
"Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one." Make picture quote!
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." Make picture quote!
"Applause waits on success." Make picture quote!
"As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence." Make picture quote!
"A place for everything, everything in its place." Make picture quote!
"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance." Make picture quote!
"Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other." Make picture quote!
"Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste." Make picture quote!
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Make picture quote!
"The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse." Make picture quote!
"The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing." Make picture quote!
"Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75." Make picture quote!
"The doors of wisdom are never shut." Make picture quote!
"Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour." Make picture quote!
"The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands." Make picture quote!
"The first mistake in public business is the going into it." Make picture quote!
"The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice." Make picture quote!
"The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself." Make picture quote!
"The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it." Make picture quote!
"The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason." Make picture quote!
"The discontented man finds no easy chair." Make picture quote!
"Our necessities never equal our wants." Make picture quote!
"Necessity never made a good bargain." Make picture quote!
"Never confuse motion with action." Make picture quote!
"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today." Make picture quote!
"Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in." Make picture quote!
"Nine men in ten are would be suicides." Make picture quote!
"No nation was ever ruined by trade." Make picture quote!
"Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody." Make picture quote!
"One today is worth two tomorrows." Make picture quote!
"There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self." Make picture quote!
"Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt." Make picture quote!
"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." Make picture quote!
"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." Make picture quote!
"Remember that credit is money." Make picture quote!
"Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours." Make picture quote!
"She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth." Make picture quote!
"Observe all men, thyself most." Make picture quote!
"When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue." Make picture quote!
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." Make picture quote!
"We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information." Make picture quote!
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." Make picture quote!
"Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it." Make picture quote!
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame." Make picture quote!
"The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise." Make picture quote!
"When in doubt, don't." Make picture quote!
"Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest." Make picture quote!
"When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?" Make picture quote!
"When you're finished changing, you're finished." Make picture quote!
"Where liberty is, there is my country." Make picture quote!
"Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting." Make picture quote!
"Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage." Make picture quote!
"Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?" Make picture quote!
"When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Mine is better than ours." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government." Make picture quote!
"There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous." Make picture quote!
"There was never a good war, or a bad peace." Make picture quote!
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Make picture quote!
"Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later." Make picture quote!
"Those that won't be counseled can't be helped." Make picture quote!
"Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease." Make picture quote!
"Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." Make picture quote!
"Time is money." Make picture quote!
"To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly." Make picture quote!
"To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions." Make picture quote!
"Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes." Make picture quote!
"There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money." Make picture quote!
"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" Make picture quote!
"He that rises late must trot all day." Make picture quote!
"He that speaks much, is much mistaken." Make picture quote!
"He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner." Make picture quote!
"He that won't be counseled can't be helped." Make picture quote!
"He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees." Make picture quote!
"He that's secure is not safe." Make picture quote!
"I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old." Make picture quote!
"Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her." Make picture quote!
"He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money." Make picture quote!
"Honesty is the best policy." Make picture quote!
"How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them." Make picture quote!
"Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day." Make picture quote!
"Hunger is the best pickle." Make picture quote!
"I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things." Make picture quote!
"Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude." Make picture quote!
"He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals." Make picture quote!
"It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous." Make picture quote!
"Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel." Make picture quote!
"Games lubricate the body and the mind." Make picture quote!
"Genius without education is like silver in the mine." Make picture quote!
"God helps those who help themselves." Make picture quote!
"God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man." Make picture quote!
"He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too." Make picture quote!
"Half a truth is often a great lie." Make picture quote!
"He that lives upon hope will die fasting." Make picture quote!
"He does not possess wealth; it possesses him." Make picture quote!
"He that can have patience can have what he will." Make picture quote!
"He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book." Make picture quote!
"He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed." Make picture quote!
"He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged." Make picture quote!
"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else." Make picture quote!
"I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning." Make picture quote!
"Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days." Make picture quote!
"Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late." Make picture quote!
"It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them." Make picture quote!
"It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth." Make picture quote!
"It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture." Make picture quote!
"It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man." Make picture quote!
"It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it." Make picture quote!
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." Make picture quote!
"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong." Make picture quote!
"Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never." Make picture quote!
"In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it." Make picture quote!
"Lost time is never found again." Make picture quote!
"Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it." Make picture quote!
"Many foxes grow gray but few grow good." Make picture quote!
"Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five." Make picture quote!
"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness." Make picture quote!
"Fatigue is the best pillow." Make picture quote!
"Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed." Make picture quote!
"If you desire many things, many things will seem few." Make picture quote!
"I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand." Make picture quote!
"I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first." Make picture quote!
"I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up." Make picture quote!
"If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles." Make picture quote!
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him." Make picture quote!
"If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed." Make picture quote!
"Industry need not wish." Make picture quote!
"If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality." Make picture quote!
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Make picture quote!
"If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone." Make picture quote!
"If you would be loved, love, and be loveable." Make picture quote!
"If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some." Make picture quote!
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing." Make picture quote!
"In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires." Make picture quote!
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants." Make picture quote!
"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." Make picture quote!
"It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow." Make picture quote!
"You may delay, but time will not." Make picture quote!
"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones." Make picture quote!
"Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble." Make picture quote!
"Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble." Make picture quote!
"Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Make picture quote!
"Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning." Make picture quote!
"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." Make picture quote!
"Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it." Make picture quote!
"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy." Make picture quote!
"Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody." Make picture quote!
"You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?" Make picture quote!
"Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody." Make picture quote!
"Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion." Make picture quote!
"He is ill clothed, who is bare of virtue." Make picture quote!
"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals" Make picture quote!
"Among the numerous luxuries of the table...coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions...is never followed by sadness, languor or debility." Make picture quote!
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." Make picture quote!
"Anger is never without a reason but seldom a good one." Make picture quote!
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." Make picture quote!
"Fear God, and your enemies will fear you." Make picture quote!
"God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country!" Make picture quote!
"Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life." Make picture quote!
"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances." Make picture quote!
"He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines." Make picture quote!
"Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" Make picture quote!
"I am a strong believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." Make picture quote!
"If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty." Make picture quote!
"Love and toothache have many cures, but none infallible, except possession and dispossession." Make picture quote!
"The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself." Make picture quote!
"To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness." Make picture quote!
"What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it. . . .Happiness springs immediately from the mind." Make picture quote!
"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us." Make picture quote!
"Without justice courage is weak." Make picture quote!




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