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Advice from the “First American”: 17 of the wisest Benjamin Franklin quotes

Benjamin Franklin on the 100 dollar bill.

Benjamin Franklin was renowned for being a jack-of-all-trades, with experience as an inventor, author, politician, diplomat, scientist, printer, postmaster, and abolitionist, among many other respectable titles. In addition to his many accomplishments, the Founding Father had a way with words that still resonate with us today. For example, his Poor Richard’s Almanack, a pamphlet that contained a variety of weather forecasts, household tips, puzzles, and general life advice contains some of the most well-known witticisms that still survive in the modern vernacular. Let’s take a look at 17 of the wisest Benjamin Franklin quotes sourced from personal letters, essays, and the ever-relevant Poor Richard’s Almanack.

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