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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
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas.

R
He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.
A
Here Skugg
Lies snug
As a bug
In a rug.
N
Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.
K
Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Autobiography," ch. 8 (written 1771-90; published 1868).
R: In "Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations," by John Daintith, 1989.
A: An epitaph for a squirrel, 'skugg' being a dialect name for the animal. Letter to Georgiana Shipley, 26 Sept 1772
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: "Pennsylvania Almanack."
   


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