Ben Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

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

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

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned.

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.

You may delay, but time will not.

Many people die at twenty-five and aren't buried until they are seventy-five.

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.

 

Popularly known as the First Citizen of the 18th Century, Benjamin Franklin was a famous American writer, inventor, politician, statesman, author, scientist, diplomat and civic activist among many other profiles that he held in his lifetime. As a young boy, Franklin apprenticed with his printer brother. The opportunity gave him the much-needed exposure to new ideas and ideals. He grew up to become an inventor and is best known till date for his work in electrical theory. He established the laws by which electricity operates and also conducted crucial inventions including the Lightning rod and Franklin stove. As a diplomat, he was widely admired among the French and was a major figure in the development of Franco-American relations. As a politician, Franklin still stands as America’s most effective statesman and ambassador. He was undoubtedly American’s most influential Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

 Franklin was a distinguished human being, who possessed uncanny mind and sharp wit, which he used tirelessly for the betterment of his country and society at large. Franklin is credited for many inventions including the swim fins, Franklin stove, catheter, library chair, step ladder, lightning rod, bifocal glasses etc; however, he never patented any of them. He did so, as he believed that his innovations were not mere sources of moneymaking but would raise the living standards of the masses. His experiments with the lightning, gained him recognition throughout the world. Benjamin Franklin played a vital role in American history as he was a signer of both the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution, thus he is considered as one of the pivotal personalities, who shaped America. His influence has been so great on the country that many scholars have gone as far as to describe him as "the only President of the United States who was never President of the United States." Though, as a child he was not able to continue his education beyond elementary level but there was hardly a renowned university that did not felicitate him with an honorary degree for his exemplary work.