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Benjamin Franklin is a noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Benjamin Franklin Info

Date of BirthJanuary 17, 1706
Place of BirthBoston, Massachusetts Bay
Spouse (s)Deborah Read
ChildrenWilliam Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin, Sarah Franklin Bache
Political PartyNone
ProfessionScientist, Writer, Politician
Date of deathApril 17, 1790
Place of deathPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
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 Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one 
— Benjamin Franklin on reasons for anger
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 Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter. 
— Benjamin Franklin
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 Genius without education is like silver in the mine. 
— Benjamin Franklin
 Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade. 
— Benjamin Franklin
 Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. 
— Benjamin Franklin

 By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. 
— Benjamin Franklin
 Energy and persistence conquer all things. 
— Benjamin Franklin