Benjamin Franklin

United States
17 Jan 1706 // 17 Apr 1790


Consistent Happiness (1)

One's true happiness depends more upon one's own judgement of one's self, or a consciousness of rectitude in action and intention, and the approbation of those few, who judge impartially, than upon t...



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."