Newsletter #96 : did for themselves, and became richer.

In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

‘Tis easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful.

Since I cannot govern my own tongue, though within my own teeth, how can I hope to govern the tongue of others?

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.

Benjamin Franklin