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Benjamin Franklin
(1706-1790) born on
Jan 17
US statesman, diplomat, inventor, printer. He published "Poor Richard's Almanac", 1732-57 ; invented bifocal glasses and the lightning rod.
         
   
F
There is nothing so absurd as knowledge spun too fine.

R
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
A
Necessity never made a good bargain.
N
Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.
K
To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "20,000 Quips and Quotes" by Evan Esar, 1968.
R: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
A: "Poor Richard's Almanack," entry for Apr 1735, 1758.
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
   


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