Primo Quotes

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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Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least, you will by such conduct, stand the best ch ...

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My List of Virtues contain'd at first but twelve: But a Quaker Friend having kindly inform'd me that ...

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?A Traveller should have a hog's nose, deer's legs, and an ass's back?

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?We must hang together or assuredly we shall hang separately?

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?What's given shines, What's receiv'd is rusty?

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?All blood is alike ancient.?

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Duty is not beneficial because it is commanded, but is commanded because it is beneficial.

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Virtues, of ... Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

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Who is wise? He that learns from everyone.

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Taxes are indeed very heavy - We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness. Three times as much by our ...

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?They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or secu ...

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?Fish and guests stink in three days?

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?You and I were long friends : you are now my enemy, and I am yours.?

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?He that whines for Glass without G/ Take away L and that's he.?

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?Had I revenged wrong, I had not worn my skirts so long.?

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