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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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Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb co ...

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When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.

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Beauty and folly are old companions.

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Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liber ...

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What can laws do without morals?

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In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.

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

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My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at e ...

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If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.

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People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.

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By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only ...

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Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

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Most men die at 25, we just don't bury them until they are 70.

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Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

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It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.

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