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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A fat kitchin, a lean Will.
Let the experiment be made.
Let thy discontents be thy secrets
Let each new year find you a better person.
Great Modesty often hides great Merit.
Success is the residue of planning.
Men and Melons are hard to know.
Much Virtue in Herbs, little in Men.
Men take more pains to mask than mend.
Virtues, of ... Moderation: Avoid extremes. Forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they des ...
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.
For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.
Take Courage, Mortal; Death can't banish thee out of the Universe.
?Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.?