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 17
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
Our friend and we were invited aboard on a party of pleasure, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first, and he has gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together; and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
George Washington, Commander of the American armies, who, like Joshua of old, commanded the sun and the moon to stand still, and they obeyed him.
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
At the working man's house hunger looks in but dares not enter.
He does not possess wealth that allows it to possess him.
Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuses.
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