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Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706. His father was Josiah Franklin, and his mother was Abiah Folger. Josiah Folger had two wives in his lifetime, and Benjamin was a child of his second wife. His first wife, Anne Child, had seven children with Josiah, and his second wife, Abiah, had ten children. Benjamin was his last son. In the 1670s, Josiah converted to Puritanism. One of the values that was important to Josiah was that personal worth is earned through working hard. Ben’s mother, Abiah, was a child from a Puritan family who were some of the first Pilgrims to go to Massachusetts in order to have religious freedom.

Josiah wished for Ben to go to school with the clergy; however, Josiah only had enough money to send Ben to school for two years. Ben attended Boston Latin School, but he did not graduate from there. He continued to read to get his education, for his formal education had ended when he was only ten years old. Then he worked for his father for a little while and then became an apprentice to his brother James when he was twelve years old, learning the printing trade. At age 15, James created an independent newspaper called The New England Courant. Ben was not allowed to write a letter for the paper, so he decided to write letters under the pseudonym of Mrs Silence Dogood, who was a middle-aged widow. James did not know what Ben was doing, and when he found out, he was very unhappy. Ben’s brother was always very hard on him and would administer beatings. Ben ran away and became a fugitive. This was illegal. He went to New York, hoping to find work, but he was not successful. He walked across New Jersey.

At the age of 17, Ben found himself in Philadelphia. He worked in printer shops around the town but was unhappy. Governor Sir William Keith promised that he would set him up in business if Franklin would go to London in order to buy fonts and printing equipment. He convinced him to go to London, but Ben learned that his promises were empty. He stayed in London for a little while doing print work, but returned to Philadelphia in 1726. When Ben was 21, he created the Junto, which was a group of people who discussed issues. The group loved to read; however, books were rather expensive. The members of the group decided to pool their books together, creating a library. Ben tweaked the idea a bit and suggested a subscription library. In 1732, Ben Franklin hired the first American librarian named Louis Timothee.

By 1730, Ben Franklin had set up his own printing house and begun his own newspaper, called The Pennsylvania Gazette. It allowed him to share his commentary.

When Ben Franklin was seventeen years old, he proposed to a fifteen-year-old named Deborah Read while he was a boarder in the Read home. Mrs Read declined his offer to marry her daughter. While Ben was in London, Deborah married John Rodgers. Rodgers left for Barbados with her dowry and left her behind. His fate was unknown, and Deborah could not remarry. When Ben Franklin returned, he established a common-law marriage with Deborah Read. He took in William, his illegitimate son, as well as their two children, Francis Folger Franklin, who died of smallpox at the age of four, and Sarah Franklin, born in 1743. Because his wife was

afraid of the ocean, she never went with him on his long trips to Europe. Deborah Read Franklin died from a stroke in 1774 while Ben was on an extended trip to England.

Ben Franklin was also an author. He published Poor Richard’s Almanack under another pseudonym, Richard Saunders. He also was an inventor. Some of his inventions included the lightning rod, the glass armonica, bifocal glasses, the flexible urinary catheter, and the Franklin stove.

Ben Franklin died on April 17, 1790, when he was 84 years old. His funeral was attended by roughly 20,000 people. In his lifetime, Ben Franklin was able to share the Puritan fundamentals that he held dear, such as hard work, education, community, self-government, and thrift. He was a merchant, printer, newspaper editor, and writer. He published The Pennsylvania Gazette and Poor Richard’s Almanack. He was very interested in the areas of technology and science, and he is remembered today for his experiments. He was instrumental in the development of Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Pennsylvania. He was the first president of the American Philosophical Society. He pushed for Parliament to repeal the Stamp Act, which was very unpopular. He became the Postmaster General. He was also an abolitionist toward the latter part of his life. Ben Franklin will always be remembered for his values and his accomplishments.

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Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.

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A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

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A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

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A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

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A penny saved is a penny earned.

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At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

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Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.

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Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.

I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.

 

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

 

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

 

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.

 

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

 

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

 

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.

 

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.

 

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.

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