April 17, 1790
Benjamin Franklin is best known as one of the Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
Franklin died on April 17, 1790 at the age of 84. 20,000 people attended the funeral of the man who was called, "the harmonious human multitude."
His electric personality, however, still lights the world.
I didn't fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
There are no gains without pains.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Lost time is never found again
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
He does not possess wealth; it possess him.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.
Take time for all things: Great haste makes great waste.
The discontented man finds no easy chair.
Well done is better than well said.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account every idle silence.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security, will deserve neither and lose both.
All mankind is divided into three classes:
those that are immoveable,
those that are moveable,
and those that move.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.