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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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.

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

To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries.

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it I get up.

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness, and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.

Eat to please thyself but dress to please others.

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.

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

He that's secure is not safe.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

For having lived long I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information or fuller consideration to change opinions, even on important subjects which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

If you would have a faithful servant and one that you like, serve yourself.

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

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