About Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. 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... Wikipedia
January 17, 1706, Boston, Massachusetts
April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Spoken at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
Poor Richard's Almanack (April 1935)
Fools multiply folly.
Poor Richard's Almanack (1734)
Hope of gain, lessens pain.
Poor Richard's Almanack (1734)