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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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Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better ma ...

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War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for your ...

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To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

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The best investment is in the tools of one's own trade.

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When you're finished changing, you're finished.

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The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

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Humility makes great men twice honorable

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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

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The best of all medicines is resting and fasting

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Originality is the art of concealing your sources.

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The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.

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The noblest question in the world is: 'What good may I do in it?'

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A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.

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Fear God, and your enemies will fear you.

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What is best for people is what they do for themselves.

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