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I am the lord of myself, accountable to none. ...
by Benjamin Franklin

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

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What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin


 

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
- Benjamin Franklin

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that would fish, must venture his bait.
- Benjamin Franklin

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.
- Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin

Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge.
- Benjamin Franklin

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
- Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

One good Husband is worth two good Wives;
for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.
- Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Jesus replied:
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it:
'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
- Matthew 22:36-40

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Brief is life but love is long.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8


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