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Benjamin Franklin

United States 1706, Boston 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.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

I didn't fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

There are no gains without pains.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Lost time is never found again

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

The doors of wisdom are never shut.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Half a truth is often a great lie.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

He does not possess wealth; it possess him.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Take time for all things: Great haste makes great waste.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

The discontented man finds no easy chair.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account every idle silence.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security, will deserve neither and lose both.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immoveable, those that are moveable, and those that move.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.