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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Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest.

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it is.

Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.

Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.

The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.

And whether you're an honest man or whether you're a thief depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.

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

When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Gain may be temporary and uncertain, but ever while you live expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

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

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.

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