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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.
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.

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.
Here Skugg
Lies snug
As a bug
In a rug.
Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.
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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