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Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 ,  American politician & writer
Benjamin FranklinA 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 history of physics for his discoveries in electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove.

One of the foremost of the Founding Fathers, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one of its signers, represented the United States in France during the American Revolution, and was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention

He became wealthy publishing yearly, from 1732 to 1758, the Poor Richard's Almanack, which he authored under the pseudonym “Richard Saunders”.

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A dying man can do nothing easy.

his last words

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

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

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.

A friend in need is a friend indeed!

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

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

After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.

All would live long, but none would be old.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

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

Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Half a truth is often a great lie.

He is not well bred, that cannot bear ill breeding in others.

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

He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

He who can have patience can have what he will.

He who drinks his cider alone, let him catch his horse alone.

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade?

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

I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy.

If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.

It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright.

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

Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

Love you Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge.

Man is a tool-making animal.

Most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they’re 75.

Never confuse Motion with Action.

One today is worth two tomorrows.

Originality is the art of concealing your sources.

Read much, but not many books.

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Take it from Richard, poor and lame, what’s begun in anger ends in shame.

That which hurts, also instructs.

The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Time is money.

To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

When the well is dry we know the value of water.

Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

Creditors have better memories than debtors.


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