Letter From Ben

After Benjamin Franklin had received a letter thanking him for having
done a kindness, he replied:

“As to the kindness you mention, I wish I could have been more service
to you than I have been, but if I had, the only thanks that I should
desire are that you would always be ready to serve any other person
that may need your assistance, and so let good offices go around, for
mankind are all of a family. As for my own part, when I am employed
in serving others I do not look upon myself as conferring favors but
paying debts.”