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 lives upon hope will die fasting.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Where liberty is, there is my country.

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

Beware the hobby that eats.

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

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

Industry need not wish.

He that can have patience can have what he will.

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

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

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

Applause waits on success.

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

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