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 16
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office.
If you would persuade, speak of interest, not reason.
Love and toothache have many cures, but none infallible, except possession and dispossession.
What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it ... Happiness springs immediately from the mind.
Sometime we may learn more from a man's errors than from his virtues.
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.
He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
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