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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university.

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Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

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It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

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?What one relishes, nourishes?

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?If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.?

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?While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.?

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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

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Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.

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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of do ...

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Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of ...

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A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.

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A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.

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A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines

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A full belly makes a dull brain

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A good example is the best sermon.

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?At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement.?

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