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Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin FRS (Boston, MA , January 17, 1706 - Philadelphia, PA, April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American" A renowned polymath. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, 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.

Monday Jun 10, 2019

Benjamin Franklin: Good for others

If you are good for others, you are the best for yourself.

Monday Mar 18, 2019

Benjamin Franklin: Writing and doing

Write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Monday Dec 31, 2018

Benjamin Franklin: Do not finish changing

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

Thursday Nov 22, 2018

Benjamin Franklin: Being ignorant

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

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018

Benjamin Franklin: Joy

Joy is not in things;
it is in us.

Monday Sep 10, 2018

Benjamin Franklin: Learning

Tell me and I forget.

Teach me and I may remember.

Involve me and I learn.

Monday Jul 27, 2015

Benjamin Franklin: Lost time

Lost time is never found again.

Monday Jul 20, 2015

Benjamin Franklin: Honesty

Honesty is the best policy.

Monday Jul 13, 2015

Benjamin Franklin: Inverting in knowledge

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Wednesday Jun 24, 2015

Benjamin Franklin: Don't worry unnecessarily!

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Benjamin Franklin: Done or said

Well done is better than well said.