This book is an anthology of 220 quotes from Benjamin Franklin and 90 selected facts about Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin was one of ten children born to Josiah Franklin with his second wife Abiah Folger.
Franklins parents were both pious Puritans.
Although his parents talked of the church as a career for Franklin, his schooling ended when he was ten
When Benjamin Franklin was 15, his brother James founded The New-England Courant, which was the first truly independent newspaper in the colonies.
Franklin was an advocate of free speech from an early age.
Franklin sought to cultivate his character by a plan of 13 virtues, which he developed at age 20 in 1726 and continued to practice in some form for the rest of his life.
In 1728, aged 22, Franklin wrote what he hoped would be his own epitaph: "The Body of B. Franklin Printer; Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost: For it will, as he believd, appear once more, In a new & more perfect Edition, Corrected and Amended By the Author."
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
“There never was a good knife made of bad steel.”
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”
“I didnt fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”
“Many people die at twenty five and arent buried until they are seventy five.”
“If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.”
“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.”
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”
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