Benjamin Franklin

(January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6]April 17, 1790)

Benjamin Franklin was one of the best known Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a leading author, politician, printer, scientist, philosopher, publisher, inventor, civic activist, and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As a political writer and activist he, more than anyone, invented the idea of an American nation, and as a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that made independence possible.

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Benjamin Franklin 01

Benjamin Franklin 01
All mankind is divided into three clesses: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

Benjamin Franklin 02

Benjamin Franklin 02
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin 03

Benjamin Franklin 03
Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.

Benjamin Franklin 04

Benjamin Franklin 04
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

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