January 17, 1706
Place of Birth
Boston, Massachusetts Bay
April 17, 1790 (aged 84)
Scientist, Writer, Politician
Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of act.
In Act Quotes
Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility.
In Moderation Quotes
Reader, I wish thee Health, Wealth, Happiness, And may kind Heaven thy Year's Industry bless.
In Wish Quotes
Best is the Tongue that feels the rein; He that talks much, must talk in vain; We from the wordy Torrent fly: Who listens to the chattering Pye?
In Vain Quotes
Wife from thy Spouse each blemish hide More than from all the World beside: Let DECENCY be all thy Pride.
In Spouse Quotes
I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharking and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respecta.
In Wish Quotes
A man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all the doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false.
In Tolerance Quotes
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.
In Gain Quotes
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