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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Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation and only one bad one to lose it.

God works wonders now and then, Behold a lawyer an honest man.

Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.

Never confuse motion with action.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

He that speaks much is much mistaken.

I guess I don't so much mind being old as I mind being fat and old.

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain, the lazy one never.

He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner.

Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.

As we must account for every idle word so must we account for every idle silence.

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.

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