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 18
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature.
Here comes the orator with his flood of words and his drop of reason.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Love your enemies, for they will tell you your faults.
Remember, that six pounds a year is but a groat a day.
If you want to keep a secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
Poor man, said I, you pay too much for your whistle.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
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