Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.

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He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged.

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

When in doubt, don't.

She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

Hunger is the best pickle.

One today is worth two tomorrows.

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.

Beauty and folly are old companions.

Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.

Marriage is the most natural state of man and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

He that raises a large family does indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow, but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Observe all men, thyself most.

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

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