One of the founding fathers of the United States and a signatory on both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, you don’t get much more American than Benjamin Franklin.
Franklin had his fingers in so many pies in the earliest years of the United States it’s hard to know where to begin. A leading author, politician, scientist, inventor, freemason and diplomat, Franklin made major discoveries related to electricity, is credited with various inventions, established the nation’s first fire service and worked actively to unite the colonized states of America
An incredibly busy man and a champion of the working class, Franklin had no time for pretension.
Read on for 11 harsh words of wisdom from Benjamin Franklin that’ll shake up your soul.
I hope he was speaking figuratively.
The key to success, as simple as that.
We know, WE KNOW!
Not sure about that one.
Coming from a politician, that’s poignant.
I hope he’s not talking about tests to do with electricity.
This sounds a bit ‘Seven Habits of Benjamin Franklin’ but, whatever, he said it.
Actions over words, forever.
YES! It’s this courageous attitude that led to the birth of the United States of America.