Benjamin Franklin Quotes (529 quotes)
“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.”
Poor Richard's Almanack, May 1738
“[When asked by a lady, 'Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?':] A republic, if you can keep it.”
As quoted in: American Historical Review, April 1906
“None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault or acknowledge himself in error.”
Poor Richard's Almanack, November 1738
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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.