Benjamin Franklin Wit and Wisdom

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Peter Pauper Press, 1998 - 64 trang
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Well done is better than well said.'' ''What you would seem to be, be really.'' ''A true Friend is the best Possession.'' The wise sayings within this little volume were selected from a number of editions of Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack. Of course, not all the sayings here are original with old Ben, for he included in his Almanack proverbs from other sources -- but he usually gave them a flavor all his own.

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One of 17 children, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He ended his formal education at the age of 10 and began working as an apprentice at a newspaper. Running away to Philadelphia at 17, he worked for a printer, later opening his own print shop. Franklin was a man of many talents and interests. As a writer, he published a colonial newspaper and the well-known Poor Richard's Almanack, which contains his famous maxims. He authored many political and economic works, such as The Way To Wealth and Journal of the Negotiations for Peace. He is responsible for many inventions, including the Franklin stove and bifocal eyeglasses. He conducted scientific experiments, proving in one of his most famous ones that lightning and electricity were the same. As a politically active citizen, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and lobbied for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. He also served as ambassador to France. He died in April of 1790 at the age of 84.

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