Benjamin Franklin





Benjamin Franklin


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
January 17, 1706

Died
April 17, 1790

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Influences


Benjamin Franklin was a writer, a philosopher, a scientist, a politician, a patriot, a Founding Father, an inventor, and publisher. He helped with the founding of the United States of America and changed the world with his discoveries about electricity. His writings such as Poor Richards' Almanac have provided wisdom for 17 years to the colonies.

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Poor Richard's Almanack

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The Way to Wealth

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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

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Writings

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin

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Remember? (random poll, sorry.)

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin
 
  26 votes, 34.2%

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain
 
  13 votes, 17.1%

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. -The Wonder Years
 
  10 votes, 13.2%

Remember When "Goodbyes" only meant until tomorrow...
 
  9 votes, 11.8%

"Remember, Remember the fifth of November the Gunpowder Treason and plot-"
 
  5 votes, 6.6%

I Remember when I was a kid we had to walk to school in the snow, uphill, both ways. And we liked it!
 
  5 votes, 6.6%

Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is EVER forgotten. - Robin of Sherwood (write-in)
 
  4 votes, 5.3%

Always Remember!!! ;_;
 
  3 votes, 3.9%

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