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
At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment.
To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
Beauty and folly are old companions.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Honesty is the best policy.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.