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 7
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
Observe all men, thyself most.