Benjamin Franklin Quotes (529 quotes)
Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735 ed.
“Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.”
The Life of Benjamin Franklin, written chiefly by himself, revised and arranged by Mason L. Weems (1817), p. 90
Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin, 1755 ed.
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Born: January 17, 1706
Died: April 17, 1790 (aged 84)
Bio: 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.
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