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Benjamin Franklin Facts

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, 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 discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.[2] He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and The University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution.Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity, initially as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies. As the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. (1706 – 1790)

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one.
Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him.
Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

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