American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, Founding Father (1706-1790)
Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General.
Benjamin Franklin Quotes Page 11
Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is harmful.
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose to the grindstone.
Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.
Remember, that money is of the prolific, generating nature.
After getting the first hundred pounds, it is more easy to get the second, money itself being of a prolific nature.
Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.
If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad.
To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
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