Benjamin Franklin Quotes on World (15 Quotes)

    As to Jesus of Nazareth, my Opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the System of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see but I apprehend it has received various corrupt changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in England, some Doubts as to his divinity tho' it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and I think it needless to busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an Opportunity of knowing the Truth with less Trouble.

    Wife from thy Spouse each blemish hide More than from all the World beside Let DECENCY be all thy Pride.

    It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth,

    He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.

    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.

    It's the easiest Thing in the World for a Man to deceive himself.

    I think that a young state, like a young virgin, should modestly stay at home, and wait the application of suitors for an alliance with her and not run about offering her amity to all the world and hazarding their refusal. . . .

    In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.

    Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.

    The world is full of fools and faint hearts and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.

    Let thy discontents be thy secrets if the world knows them 'twill despise thee and increase them

    The noblest question in the world is 'What good may I do in it'

    If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to the other world.

    A Man of Knowledge like a rich Soil, feeds If not a world of Corn, a world of Weeds.

    The moral and religious system which Jesus Christ transmitted to us is the best the world has ever seen, or can see.

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