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 15
On being asked what condition of man he considered the most pitiable: A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read.
He that riseth late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night.
He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
Remember this saying, The good payer is lord of another man's purse. He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.
Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou canst.
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
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