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 13
Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth.
None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
After three days men grow weary, of a wench , a guest, and weather rainy.
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.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
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