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 2
Hunger is the best pickle.
Fatigue is the best pillow.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
I saw few die of hunger of eating, a hundred thousand.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.