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Benjamin Franklin
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.
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Benjamin Franklin Quotes Page 9

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A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
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Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
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The next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing.
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If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to the other world?
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In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.


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Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.
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Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.
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To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
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Pride breakfasted with Plenty, dined with Poverty, supped with Infamy.
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Here you would know and enjoy what posterity will say of Washington. For a thousand leagues have nearly the same effect with a thousand years.

           

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