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Benjamin Franklin FRS, FRSE (January 17,
1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – 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, humorist, 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.
He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia’s fire
department and the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League
institution. (From Wikipedia)


“There was never a bad peace or a good war.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were
sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” ―
Benjamin Franklin

“The Constitution only guarantees the
American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it
yourself.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“There was never a bad peace or a good war.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“When you’re testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little
temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Well done is better than well said.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Lost Time is never found again.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“If Jack’s in love, he’s no judge of Jill’s beauty.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late” ― Benjamin Franklin

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” ― Benjamin Franklin

who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“He that can have patience can have what he will.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned” ― Benjamin Franklin

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“You may delay, but time will not.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Who is wise? He that learns from every one.” – Benjamin Franklin

“If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin

“If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he
that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.” – Benjamin Franklin

“It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” – Benjamin Franklin

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