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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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God heals, and the doctor takes the fees.

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We should make the poor uncomfortable and kick them out of poverty.

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I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the mo ...

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Tis a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting f ...

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Eat what you like, but dress for other people.

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Wise men learn by others' harms, fools scarcely by their own.

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The proud hate pride in others.

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Half a truth is often a great lie.

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A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

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The doors of wisdom are never shut.

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The cat in gloves catches no mice.

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Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.

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No European who has tasted savage life can afterwards bear to live in our societies.

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If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.

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When Wine enters, out goes the Truth.

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