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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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There cannot be a stronger natural right than that of a man's making the best profit he can of the n ...

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If you do tomorrow what you did today , you will get tomorrow what you got today

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?The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your h ...

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The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either.

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Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. Th ...

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?How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than com ...

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Don't think so much of your own Cunning, as to forget other Men's; a Cunning Man is overmatched by a ...

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If you want to keep a secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.

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The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense ...

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Life is a kind of chess.

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Time is money, be a better you.

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Time is the stuff life is made of.

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Love of country is the Mason's deed; world citizenship is his thought.

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Man is a tool-making animal

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