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''A little neglect may breed great mischief.'' - Benjamin Franklin
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Now you tell me Mr. Franklin as we took our eyes off of our politicians for just a little bit. Now look at the mess all of them have caused regardless of political party.
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''Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.'' - Benjamin Franklin
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''An Egg to day is better than a Hen to-morrow'' - Benjamin Franklin
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Elegance is the only beauty that never fades. -Audrey Hepburn
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and me !
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Timeless beauty and grace
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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin
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That etching makes Ben looks like a middle-aged drag queen.
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''Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.'' - Benjamin Franklin
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whoa here come the philosophers :) love it
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''You may delay, but time will not.'' - Benjamin Franklin
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I took part in your competition but I didn't choose 
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''A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.'' - Benjamin Franklin
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I live a life of leisurely laziness. Or is it lazy leisureliness? Oh, well, one of those
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Life is far too short to be sad, to be mad, to hold regret, to look back, to be depressed, to be unkind. Be nice and do good. Everyday is new. -Audrey Hepburn
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Life is far too short for this seize the day!
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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin
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The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. -Benjamin Franklin
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Benji, you were always up to something...😐
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Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, 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. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'.[2] He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.[3]

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation.[4] Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat."[5] To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."[6]

Franklin, always proud of his working class roots, became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia, the leading city in the colonies[7]. He was also partners with William Goddard and Joseph Galloway the three of whom published the Pennsylvania Chronicle, a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British monarchy in the American colonies.[8] He became wealthy publishing Poor Richard's Almanack and The Pennsylvania Gazette. Franklin gained international renown as a scientist for his famous experiments in electricity and for his many inventions, especially the lightning rod. He played a major role in establishing the University of Pennsylvania and was elected the first president of the American Philosophical Society. Franklin became a national hero in America when he spearheaded the effort to have Parliament repeal the unpopular Stamp Act. An accomplished diplomat, he was widely admired among the French as American minister to Paris and was a major figure in the development of positive Franco-American relations. For many years he was the British postmaster for the colonies, which enabled him to set up the first national communications network. He was active in community affairs, colonial and state politics, as well as national and international affairs. From 1785 to 1788, he served as governor of Pennsylvania. Toward the end of his life, he freed his slaves and became one of the most prominent abolitionists.

His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and status as one of America's most influential Founding Fathers, have seen Franklin honored on coinage and money; warships; the names of many towns, counties, educational institutions, namesakes, and companies; and more than two centuries after his death, countless cultural references.


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