Ben to the Franklin


Happy 300th Birthday to Ben Franklin!!

It seems like just yesterday that he was 299 years old. My how time flies.

Ben is THE MAN.

Inventor, gadabout, rebel, writer, philosopher

He created either the actual object or the concept ranging from bifocals to libraries to fire departments to mapping the Gulf Stream to Vitamin C.

Oh, lo, I realize he was not perfect, but still not a bad example to follow.

Here are a couple of my favorite Franklin quotes

“There never was a good war nor a bad peace.”
–Excerpt from a letter to Sir Joseph Banks dated July 27,1783

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ”
–Historical Review of Pennsylvania.

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