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 9
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
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.
If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to the other world?
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.
Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
Pride breakfasted with Plenty, dined with Poverty, supped with Infamy.
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.