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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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Happy 4th! ❤️🇺🇸 And what a declaration it was... by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston, & Roger Sherman.
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Thomas Jefferson: You think dumping their tea is a good idea? . James Adams: ... Benjamin Franklin: ... George Washington:…
Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Don't worry, John, the history books will clean it up. John Adams: Hmm... Well, I'll never appear in the history books anyway. Only you. Franklin did this, and Franklin did that, and Franklin did some other *** thing. Franklin smote the ground and out sprang George Washington - fully grown and on his horse. Franklin then electrified him with his miraculous lightning rod and the three of them, Franklin, Washington and the horse, conducted the entire revolution all by themselves. Dr. Benjamin Franklin: [pondering] I like it.
Jacqueline Bradford and I are watching George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson reading the Declaration of Independence.
Happy 4th to all. Observance In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired in salute, once at morning and once again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.[13] In 1778, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.[14] In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5.[14] In 1781 the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.[14] In 1783, Moravians in Salem, North Carolina, held a celebration of July 4 with a challenging music ...
Happy birthday America! !!! Thanks to George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and all the other revolutionaries. With out them we might be driving on the left, using the euro, having high tea! Again happy birthday to US!
It's An Adventure in Odyssey on Focus on the Family Today at 12:26!! The Day Independence Came Journey back in time to the exciting days of the America’s birth! We’ll feature a fun radio drama about the vote for independence — and interesting heroes like Nathan Hale, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin! We hope you’ll join us for this ride through history on the next edition of “Focus on the Family!”
4th of July trivia! What majestic avian did Benjamin Franklin suggest should be national bird of the United States?
Happy Independence Day!!! I would like to thank George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and all the other great men in our history for standing their ground against a tyrannical government and fighting for the freedoms we have today. Without these men and their values as well as faults, we would not have this day to celebrate today. So, thank you and Happy Independence day!
1776: A few men sit in a very hot room in Philadelphia about to sign a piece of paper that would change history. Knowing full well the consequences should they fail; Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, and a couple other men agree to face those consequences for freedom. Happy Independence Day Everyone God Bless!
I promise you Thomas Jefferson, Johnny "Crack Pipe" Hancock, & Benjamin Franklin would buy a 30 if still alive..
And though some people tried to fight it, a committee was formed to write it: Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston John Adams, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson They got it done (Oh yes they did!) The Declaration, uh-huh-huh The Declaration of Independence (oh yeah!) In seventeen hundred seventy six (RIGHT ON!) The Continental Congress said that we were free (we're free!) Said we had the right of life and liberty . . . And the pursuit of happiness!
A big shout out to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and...
Happy Birthday America! After Washington forced the British out of Boston in spring 1776, neither the British nor the Loyalists controlled any significant areas. The British, however, were massing forces at their naval base at Halifax, Nova Scotia. They returned in force in July 1776, landing in New York and defeating Washington's Continental Army at the Battle of Brooklyn in August, one of the largest engagements of the war. After the Battle of Brooklyn, the British requested a meeting with representatives from Congress to negotiate an end to hostilities. A delegation including John Adams and Benjamin Franklin met Howe on Staten Island in New York Harbor on September 11, in what became known as the Staten Island Peace Conference. Howe demanded a retraction of the Declaration of Independence, which was refused, and negotiations ended until 1781. The British then quickly seized New York City and nearly captured General Washington. They made the city their main political and military base of operations in N ...
The 5 great men who drafted the Adams,Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson
About the Signers Connecticut • Delaware • Georgia • Maryland • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • New JerseyNew YorkNorth Carolina • Pennsylvania • South CarolinaRhode Island • Virginia All of the colonies were represented in Philadelphia to consider the delicate case for independence and to change the course of the war. In all, there were fifty-six representatives from the thirteen colonies. Fourteen represented the New England Colonies, twenty-one represented the Middle Colonies and twenty-one represented the Southern Colonies. The largest number (9) came from Pennsylvania. Most of the signers were American born although eight were foreign born. The ages of the signers ranged from 26 (Edward Rutledge) to 70 (Benjamin Franklin), but the majority of the signers were in their thirties or forties. More than half of the signers were lawyers and the others were planters, merchants and shippers. Together they mutually pledged “to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacre ...
Ten years ago we brought you "Founding Fathers", a phat rap with Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Now we've rebooted the rap so you and a friend can star in it! What's phatter than that?
From "Addicting Info" I just hated the title, so I did the copy and paste thing. The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative Christian fundamentalists have sought to crush this cornerstone in the hopes of establishing Christianity as the state religion, an action that would threaten the rest of the foundation that makes up the Constitution. These conservatives contend that the Founding Fathers dreamed of making America a Christian state at the expense of those who practice other religions or none at all. So here are 35 quotes from the Founding Fathers. Perhaps your first thoughts are the first four Presidents and maybe Benjamin Franklin, but there were many other Founding Fathers. Many were signers of the US Constitution and The Declaration of Independence. They were lawyers, judges, soldiers, merchants, farmers, and some were even clergy. And the great majority of them signed the Constitution knowing that matters of government and matters of relig ...
Jul 2, 1776: Congress votes for independence Minuteman Militia On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee's resolution for independence from Great Britain. The vote is unanimous, with only New York abstaining. The resolution had originally been presented to Congress on June 7, but it soon became clear that New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina were as yet unwilling to declare independence, though they would likely be ready to vote in favor of a break with England in due course. Thus, Congress agreed to delay the vote on Lees Resolution until July 1. In the intervening period, Congress appointed a committee to draft a formal declaration of independence. Its members were John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, well-known to be the best writer of the group, was sele ...
On this day in our city's (and Nation's) history, I know John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson would...
Did you know Tim Howard is a direct descendant of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin?
just referred to Benjamin Franklin as Pete Frank when he answering the question "where does electricity come from?..."
The burial site of John Hancock, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin's parents, and all five Boston Massacre victims.
I asked my dad what president is on the 20 dollar bill and he said "Benjamin Franklin" ok dad.
Its Friday and thoughts go toward doing some 2 minute drills. This morning a memory from my past nagged at me. It was more than a two minute memory. I probably will make this a longer story, but the memory was here this morning. Its not a cheery one, but it needed to be written. ~~~ Home room. First period. Its late fall and the weather is still pleasant. The leaves have only recently turned and soon the cold east winds would strip the trees of their yellow, orange, and red adornment. I was only a Sophomore at a new school. Calling it a new school seemed ironic to me; it was actually quite an old structure. I was the new one here. My first period teacher was Mrs. Unruh. She was not what one would call an attractive woman. She grew on you though, despite her remarkable resemblance to Benjamin Franklin. She was a dedicated and skilled educator. At my age, I found her less distracting than my young hot eight grade teacher from Junior High. This made rising at the bell less problematic and there was a decent ...
RR565 Get ready! If William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania) had known this, Benjamin Franklin wld have written a diff. DECLARATION
Earlier my mom and brother argued with me on whether or not Benjamin Franklin was a president... "Lexie you're so stupid he was a president"
"What president is on the dollar bill? Beethoven or Benjamin Franklin?" - My 8 year old cousin. 😐
Obama-Putin phone call, reports of serious oil sanctions under consideration, and suddenly Putin folds like a cheap tent, putting out the word that he's renouncing even the legislative power to use Russian forces in Ukraine. This, my friends, is what happens when you cross the President of the United States, Barack Obama. This yet another crowning foreign policy achievement for this president. Ending two wars. Securing the world's loose nukes. Killing Osama bin Laden. Bringing the last American POW home. Disarming a middle-eastern madman without firing so much as a water balloon. Dashing Putin's hope of a new Soviet empire. If this were any other president - let me clarify, if this were any white president - the work of carving their face on Mount Rushmore would have already begun. For any Republican president, any one of these achievements would be reason to replace Benjamin Franklin on the one-hundred.
The 76ers are adding a Benjamin Franklin secondary logo.
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General Tips : Preserving Value; Regular home maintenance is key to preserving the value of your house and property. If you think home maintenance is an unavoidable series of weekend-eating chores, remember the age-old advice of Benjamin Franklin: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The fact is, proactive maintenance is essential to preserving the value of your home—without it, your home could lose 10% of its value. Regular, routine maintenance enhances curb appeal, ensures safety, and prevents neglected upkeep from turning into costly major repairs. “It’s the little things that tend to trip up people,” says Frank Lesh, former president of the American Society of Home Inspectors and owner of Home Sweet Home Inspection Co. in Chicago. “Some cracked caulk around the windows, or maybe a furnace filter that hasn’t been changed in a while. It may not seem like much, but behind that caulk, water could get into your sheathing, causing mold and rot. Before you know it, you’re look ...
Jones' dad looks like a cross between Crocodile Dundee and Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin rose from nothing, who owed nothing to parentage or patronage, who enjoyed no advantages of early education which are not open , who performed the most menial services in businesses in which his early life was employed, but , who lived to stand before kings and died to leave a name which the world will never forget .
"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth." -Katherine Mansfield "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."-Albert Einstein "Energy and persistence conquer all things" -Benjamin Franklin "Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." -Muhammad Ali "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go" -T.S.Eliot "Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." -Bill Bradley "Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success" -Napoleon Hill "Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we liv ...
A classic and relevant quote from the wise Benjamin Franklin.
Seen so many faces but Benjamin Franklin is my favorite one
A heart that's west, in loving memory. | “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin
Education should be free! The hunger for knowledge . should be a need that can be satisfied by all. If education is only accessible to the rich, our future WILL suffer. Our system, which forces people to think twice, or even three times about undertaking study because of the cost (and it's not just this government, education has been a money generating system for years), may have stopped many amazing brains from ever becoming successful in their chosen fields. We would probably not have had: Leonardo da Vinci (parachute, anatomy) Thomas Edison (electric light, sound recording, motion pictures) The Wright Brothers (human flight) Benjamin Franklin (electricity) and many more. Imagine life without Edison? (Except for texts etc.obviously they must be paid for.)
"He that can have patience can have what he will.". - Benjamin Franklin. ✈️ @ Philippine Airlines -…
"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria." . Benjamin Franklin
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. - Benjamin Franklin...
Alec Baldwin wanted to play Benjamin Franklin in a new movie ... and we didn't find out from an agent, a...
GOOD MORNING - TODAY IS SUNDAY, June 15, the 166th day of 2014 with 199 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:06 and sunset is @ 8:22. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. ON THIS DAY IN: 1215 - King John put his seal to Magna Carta at Runnymede, England, a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteeing that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation's laws. 1752 - Benjamin Franklin flew the kite with a key tied to its string and proved that lightning contained electricity. 1775 - The Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington as head of the Continental Army. 1836 - Arkansas became the 25th state. 1844 - Charles Goodyear received a patent for his process to strengthen rubber; it was disputed in court and the decisive victory not reached until 1852. 1846 - Representatives of Great Britain and the Uni ...
Benjamin Franklin was not trusted to write the Declaration of Independence as they were afraid he would write a joke in it.
JUNE 15: EVENTS: • 1300 – The city of Bilbao is founded. • 1502 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage. • 1667 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys. • 1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown). • 1808 – Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain. • 1836 – Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state. • 1945 – The General Dutch Youth League (ANJV) is founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands. • 1954 – UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is formed in Basel, Switzerland. • 1991 – In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century. In the end, over 800 people die. • 1994 – Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations. • 2001 – Leaders of the People's Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the Shanghai Cooperation O ...
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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.
That's the way to Benjamin Franklin's house.. In Perry county?
Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents: politics, inventor and the first Colonial comic! I found some writings of one of his monologues. Helllooo Philadelphia! Please welcome Benny Franklin The Unfresh Prince Of Philly! Hello fellow kite flyers. If it wasn't for my wife, electricity would of never been invented. That's correct! I was feeling amorous one night and she told me to go fly a kite! Next thing you know I get hit by lightening and that would be my biggest charge for the night. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and myself were discussing a health insurance plan for the country. We were going to call it the Benedict Arnold Plan! Oh that Washington! Not a good poker player during our Saturday night poker party. He just can't bluff. *** he can't tell a lie! We have some great parties during poker night. Just last week the spice girls showed up! Thats right, Dolly Madison, Martha Washington and Betsy Ross! Dolly Madison has some nice cupcakes, Yowza! We love our cheesesteaks here in Philly, bu ...
Please view the following short video:     informed opinions about democracy:     "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine." -- Thomas Jefferson     "Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death." -- James Madison     "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" -- Benjamin Franklin     "Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant." -- John Simon     "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury." -- Alexander Tytler     "Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods." -- H ...
Without justice, courage is weak. Benjamin Franklin via
Interesting tidbits: 1345 - Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners. Trying to bolster his waning power, Apokaukos began a series of proscriptions in the capital, and even ordered a new prison constructed for political prisoners. On 11 June 1345, Apokaukos suddenly decided to inspect the new prison, without being escorted by his bodyguard. The prisoners immediately rose up and lynched him, and his head was severed and stuck on a pole. 1742 - Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove. 1770 - Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia. 1793 - The first American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick. 1895 - Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile. 1935 - Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey. 1936 - International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England. 2002 – Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone ...
Here is a little Bible fun for today. Below are The top five phantom Bible passages. ( Elev8) Can you think of some other ones commonly used that are not in the Bible? One of mine would be when praises go up blessings come down. 1. “God helps those who help themselves.” Origin: Benjamin Franklin in “Poor Richard’s Almanac” 2. “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” Origin: It’s almost in the Bible. This is similar to, but not the same as, Proverbs 13:24: “The one who withholds [or spares] the rod is one who hates his son.” 3. “God works in mysterious ways.” Origin: A paraphrase of a 19th century hymn by the English poet William Cowper. “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.” 4. “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” Origin: Coined by John Wesley, the 18th century evangelist who founded Methodism. 5. “Pride goes before a fall.” Origin: It’s close to Proverbs 16:18: “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
I mean I understand that. I was just talking about George Washington, T. Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and James Mondroe.
TIME TRAVELING, JUNE 10 1692 In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. 1752 U.S. Founding Father and statesman, and a man accomplished in business and science, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning. 1776 The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence. 1854 The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., holds its first graduation. 1898 U.S. Marines land in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. 1909 The SOS distress signal is used for the first time when the Cunard liner “SS Slavonia” wrecks off the Azores. 1920 The Republican convention in Chicago endorses women’s suffrage. 1935 Two recovering alcoholics, one a New York broker and the other an Ohio physician, found Alcoho ...
Used to be George Washington's but now it's Benjamin Franklin's. Had to change the faces
Benjamin Franklin and George Washington could not afford college so they did not go. Read books to learn instead.
To all my barbies out there who date Benjamin Franklin, George Washing, Abraham Lincoln, you’ll be better off in life. Get that money.🎀💸💗💰
"I know the first president was George Washington, then Benjamin Franklin...". "Don't forget Albert Einstein". "Oh yeah..."
How long does it take Mariah Claire Gatzow to revive her dead car? After 24 hours, 2 sets of jumper cables, 1 battery charger contraption, 1 roommate (Kelly), fellow London roommate and her two friends (Kari +2), and my own sister (Michaela ) driving two hours from Eau Claire to assist in the matter- WE HAVE LIFE! Mission accomplished. I feel as if this must be comparable to what Benjamin Franklin felt like after inventing electricity. Thanks to all who helped me in distress! Enjoying a much needed beer on the Terrace.
Devin is explaining reincarnation to me... He believes that in his life before this one he was Benjamin Franklin... Then he tells me I was an old cat lady and that's why I'm still single and alone because I'm allergic to cats in this life... Hmph... Yes he is 7
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“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”. ~ Benjamin Franklin 💯
I love the cast of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, under the guise of Mr. Sacket.
Just collected my money from a bet I made with the home girl I bet her she could write a letter to anyone in America without a stamp by writing a box in the area of the stamp and put the words Benjamin Franklin who was the first postmaster general it works folks. But the words Benjamin Franklin have to be within the box. Never need a stamp
From King George III's viewpoint, people like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington were terrorists.
Without exception, the response to the Post-Gutenberg Revolution, by traditional publishers and the major chain bookstores, as well as most of the independents, has been to cry foul and seek ways to circle the wagons, attempting to close off all the more to the change that they are indisputably incapable of controlling. I believe the only thing that will work is to open the front door to writers like these self-publishers: Mark Twain, James Fenimore Cooper, Walt Whitman, William Blake, John Milton, Henry Adams, Ezra Pound, e. e. cummings, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, Anais Nin, Carl Sandburg, Stephen Crane, Laurence Sterne, Thomas Paine, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, John Ruskin, George Bernard Shaw, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Benjamin Franklin, Henry David Thoreau, Michel de Montaigne, Friedrich Nietzsche, Johannes Kepler, Alexandre Dumas, Derek Walcott, Upton Sinclair, W. E. B. DuBois, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Robert ...
Ha, *** the only friends I need is Benjamin Franklin, U.S Grant, and Andrew Jackson. $$$
My Name is Scott Franklin. I used to live on Franklin Ave. I play in Lost State of Franklin. Next year, I will be a music teacher at a school called Benjamin Franklin.
Let me introduce you to some men of influence : Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin...catch my drift?
So great to see that almost 250 years ago Benjamin Franklin was spreading the same message as today: When Thunder...
"Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn." - Benjamin Franklin (via psych-facts)
"A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success."
There is a list of immortals that have changed the world:. Michael Jackson . Benjamin Franklin. Gandhi. Martin Lurther King Jr. . Nelson Mandela
George Washington, Albert Einstein, Duke Ellington, Benjamin Franklin, and—Katy Perry? What the notable historic figures have in common is that their portraits hang on the walls of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Benjamin Franklin spent his teens as a printer's apprentice. At age 15 he was writing a weekly column for The New England Courant. David Farragut became a mid-shipman in the United States Navy at age 9. He fought in the war of 1812 and took command of a captured British warship before he was 12. Jacques Lusseyran, led 600 people in an underground resistance against Germany's occupation of France in World War II. He later survived two years in the Buchenwald concentration camp. Lusseyran was completely blind and only 16. A hundred years ago teenagers were managing farms, writing books, inventing new machines, starting families, building businesses, learning trades... While the average ADULTS today are trapped in a desperate cycle of performing jobs that zap their energy, watching TV shows that dull their minds, and buying stuff they don't need with money they don't have. Why have we become a culture of people afraid to move forward in life? Afraid of committing to positively transform ourselves and our com ...
"A free people ought to be armed." - George Washington "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria) "The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." - Thomas Jefferson "Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private se ...
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- "Where liberty dwells, there is my country." - Benjamin Franklin
“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. - Benjamin Franklin
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” . — Benjamin Franklin
As Benjamin Franklin once said “Those things that hurt, instruct.” So, don’t let the trials of life unsettle you–let t…
Energy and persistence conquer all things.- Benjamin Franklin
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself -Benjamin Franklin
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.- Benjamin Franklin
"One today is worth two tomorrows, what I am to be, I am now becoming." -Benjamin Franklin "Git r Done" - Larry the Cable Guy.
"He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.". - Benjamin Franklin
13 yr old David Ray "Dad. I don't want to go to school. Why do I have to go." Me: "Because you need to learn so you can be smart and develop your potential." D Ray: "Lots of smart people didn't go to school and were successful." Me: "Like who son?" D Ray: "Ah...Benjamin Franklin...and he invited lightning." Me: " Have a good day at school son and good luck on that science test."
"Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. -Benjamin Franklin"
1. You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. – Charles Robert Buxton 2. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi 3. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford 4. The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! – Marvin Phillips 5. Every brand isn’t for everybody, and everybody isn’t for every brand. – Liz Lange 6. The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse. – John Mason 7. Success is the culmination of failures, mistakes, false starts, confusion, and the determination to keep going anyway. – Nick Gleason 8. Most people think "selling" is the same as "talking". But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job. – Roy Bartell 9. You don't ...
"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things. -Benjamin Franklin"
"Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies." -Benjamin Franklin
Monday motivation: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." (Benjamin Franklin)
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"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of." - Benjamin Franklin
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both - Benjamin F…
When the well is dry - we know the worth of the water. Benjamin Franklin
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To your child, a good example. To a father, deference. To your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you. To yourself, respect. To all men, charity. -Benjamin Franklin
"Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." Benjamin Franklin
After 1 years time in silver! i would like to thank my top played champs and Benjamin Franklin, thank you for the feels
Benjamin Franklin a fire place to celebrate our ancestors!...lol
The world has become an idolator of this god called money. - Pope Francis The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own. - Lao Tzu Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has, the more one wants. - Benjamin Franklin Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. - Mother Teresa Jesus preached more and taught more about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry than he did about heaven and *** Shouldn't that tell us something? - John Grisham The love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. - Timothy 6:10-11
Ben Franklin did not discover electricity! according to howstuffworks.com: "Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity when his kite was struck by lightning in 1752. In fact, electricity was already well known at the time. Instead, Franklin was trying to prove the electrical nature of lightning. During a thunderstorm, as Franklin flew a silk kite with a metal key near the end of the string, he noticed the fibers on the line standing up as though charged. He touched the key and felt a charge from the accumulated electricity in the air, not from a lightning strike. This was enough evidence to prove his theory that lightning was electricity. Had the kite been struck by lightning, Franklin would likely have been killed as was Professor Georg Wilhelm Richmann of St. Petersburg, Russia, when he attempted the same experiment a few months later."
She said Benjamin Franklin had been president! Bet she got that info from Fox News!!
I love Benjamin Franklin more than his own mother does!
FRIENDSHIP WITH A NERDY GIRL Just like dating a rich girl or a ‘smoking hot diva’ there are also perks associated with dating a girl whose trophy collection includes Shakespeare, Faulkner, Chimamanda Adichie, Chinua Achebe, Stephen King, Twain, Hemingway and J.K Rowling. Here’s the awesomeness you can enjoy when dating a nerdy girl: Books are cheaper than jewelry. Let’s face it: The moment you start dating someone, you can’t help but notice that your bank account seems to be dropping faster than the asteroid that demolished the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Some girls want you to buy them diamonds; others just want nice books. Look at Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.” She didn’t want a castle — just a good book! Pillow talk is educational. Ah, the terrifying promises that are exchanged during late-night pillow talks. Instead of being forced into the claustrophobic corner of questions like, “Do you love me?” or “Does your mom like me?” when you’re dating a nerdy girl, pillow ...
"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance" - Benjamin Franklin
Like the apple to Sir. Isaac Newton, and the lighting bolt to Benjamin Franklin I too am struck by revelations from time to time that shake me to my core and reweave the very fibers of my reality. Like this morning when I realized that "U-haul" is likely just a cool way of spelling "YOU haul". As in YOU haul, we just rent you the truck.
Money so tall look like Benjamin Franklin on tip toes 💵💵💶
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So officially figured it out: My Great Grandmother (x9) is the Aunt of Benjamin Franklin. Her younger sister was Ben Franklins mother!
From Pastor Ken's Notebook To Yours: (From the "Got Time for a Little Chuckle?" Department) History Rewritten... True lies written by 6th Graders on their history exams. Abraham Lincoln was America's greatest precedent. Lincoln's mother died in infancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves by signing the Emasculation Proclamation . On the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln went to the theater and got shot in his seat by one of the actors in the moving picture show. They believe the assinator was John Wilkes Booth, a suposingly insane actor. This ruined Booth's career. Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were to 2 singers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin discovered electricity by rubbing two cats backward and declared, "a horse divided against itself can not stand." Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead. The greatest writer of the Renaissance was Will ...
1938-39..a Miami elementary school-their names on this beautiful quilt are: Laura Kelly; Frederick Figueroa; Mary Ann Lee; Emma Celaya; Alisha Finn;Susan Rogers; Sibyl Anders; Marion Calderon; Ester Felix; Mike Mendivil; Trere Russell; Marjorie Haught; Patsy Olson; Lewis Kelly..they were 5th graders in a Miami elementary school and Miss Robinson was their teacher...I'm working with a friend from Morenci who brought this quilt to my attention. Some years ago, her mother bought the quilt at an estate auction in the community of York, near Duncan. The quilt belonged to a now-deceased husband-wife. Miss Robinson taught in Miami, then married and moved to Morenci, where she taught under her married name. My friend's mother does not know the name of this teacher except that in 1938-39, it was Miss Robinson...I've looked online through the Arizona Educational Directory for the years 1935 to 1944 and did not find Miss Robinson listed in a Miami elementary school.--HOWEVER, the Benjamin Franklin School, the Buena ...
The new greek-freak fortresses are going up on South Campus. These are the high=dollar, hifalutin versions of the rude and unloved, decrepit speculative apartment blocks going up on De Barr and Linn Street. It's more like, "Where did our balls go?" Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." To that, I add, those who would give up decent design for an illusion of security and profit deserve neither.
ARKANSAS BOUND MONDAY MORNING BABY!!! 3 to 4 weeks of stacking that paper got to get it.Thanks to my best friend TEREN for giving me the opportunity to rise back up to the top...THE SKY'S THE LIMIT. *** THE MOONS THE LIMIT...Get out my way im on a mission to stack lots of paper,pesos,green backs,cheddar,Benjamin Franklins..If you don't understand that"MONEY MONEY MONEY" Cha Ching..see ya"ll on the Flip..
"Just prior to the Revolutionary War, a club of industrialists, natural philosophers, and intellectuals would meet once a month during the full moon. They called themselves the “Lunar Society”. The origins of the Lunar Society lie in a pattern of friendships that emerged in the late 1750s. Upon meeting, they would discuss new scientific ideas, life on other planets and how they could create a United States that would be different from other countries. Members included Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. In the 4th and 5th century B.C, there was a very active debate in regards to Extraterrestrial life and the plurality of worlds. (The definition of plurality is fact of being numerous.) For our Founding Fathers, this idea was well known as one of the corner stones of ancient philosophy. The popularity of this idea grew tremendously in the 18th century, also known as the Age of Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was basically a social movement aiming to look at the universe in a more rational way. At t ...
I don't remember having Benjamin Franklin as president.
Good old Benjamin Franklin. The only President of the United States who was NEVER President of the United States.
So more info on how I am related to Benjamin Franklin: A Great Grandmother of mine (Experience Folger) was the older sister to Benjamin Franklins mother, ultimately making me a cousin to Ben Franklin... We share the same Grandparents on his Mothers side. Also related to the Folgers Coffee family...
Aaarrggghh!! She really said this? OMG. We know Franklin was never a President. On the other hand he was a vegetarian (almost starved in winter, and had to eat meat). From wiki: "Benjamin Franklin (one of the Founding Fathers of the United States) became a vegetarian at the age of 16, but later on he reluctantly returned to meat eating.[73] He later introduced Tofu to America in 1770. [74] Colonel Thomas Crafts Jr. (who read The Declaration of Independence in Boston, 1776) was a vegetarian.[75]" He was in line with most of our Founding Fathers as a non-church-attending Deist. " Sir Leslie Stephen's English Thought in the Eighteenth Century describes three features[17] constituting the core of deism:" Rejection of religions based on books that claim to contain the revealed word of God. Rejection of religious dogma and demagogy. Skepticism of reports of miracles, prophecies and religious "mysteries". "In the United States, Enlightenment philosophy (which itself was heavily inspired by deist ideals) playe .. ...
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams "Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." - Thomas Jefferson "Religions are all alike - founded upon fables and mythologies." - Thomas Jefferson "History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government." - Thomas Jefferson "In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people." - James Madison "The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity." - John Adams "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches." - Benjamin Franklin
"Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning." Benjamin Franklin. Take a look at the most recent newsletter for the Good Deed Brigade - 13 Virtues That Stand The Test of Time, Change, and Technology. It is a brief yet enlightening article about the philosophy and keys to success put in place by Benjamin Franklin.
I forget. Which number president was Benjamin Franklin?
The only *** I'm ever stressin about is Benjamin Franklin . Cuz that *** sit in my account so pretty 🙌
About Electricity... The most familiar form of energy in our daily lives is electrical energy. The branch of engineering which deals with producing, managing and utilizing this energy, is referred as electrical engineering. This field of engineering was introduced in an organized manner in the mid of 19th century. Electrical technology is not as old as civil and mechanical technologies. Interest in this field of study grew after the invention of electricity. It was June 1752 when Benjamin Franklin first tried to catch electricity from clouds during a heavy storm with the help of a flying kite. This was the beginning and to date still we are trying to manage this energy. Managing electrical energy (producing, transmitting, distributing, utilizing) is nothing but electrical engineering. Commercially this became an occupation only after 1950. Electrical engineering is core engineering like civil and mechanical but it has a wide range of subfields. After modernization, many fields of engineering grew out of . ...
Had a great time at Holy Ghost encampment today, the word was great, also it brung back memories being at one of my old shchools Benjamin Franklin...
"Anyone willing to give up liberty in exchange for security deserves neither." - Benjamin Franklin
What you don't know will kill ya~ Shoutouts to the members upgrading their knowledge --the real key to success. "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - All About The Benjamin Franklin's baby ♫ ♬ .
He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. ~Benjamin Franklin
I think after this summer school experience, I'm making it my main goal to violate at least 2 of Benjamin Franklin's 13 Virtues per day. It's simply too much fun.
Michele Bachmann saying, " . . . we could use a President like Benjamin Franklin again." *** We are failing because our leaders are ignorant and kiss corporate and special interests *** They clearly don't even know they were elected to represent the citizens who voted for them. Even a simpleton can listen to folks and then go vote like those folks told him to. They are so ignorant they can't even do that! The nation would be better off if we elected our village *** to Congress.
LOLzies. Ummm like Benjamin Franklin was never President of The United States, Michelle. Even I know that and I'm kind of not that smart.
I'm home schooling my child. These public and private schools can really hurt a pigmented child's self esteem. If all they learn about is the accomplishments of Europeans how can they ever see themselves doing great things? My child will not be able to wholly envision him/herself as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, or Columbus the tyrant. I wld not want him/her to even try!
Benjamin Franklin and Michelle Bachman?... not with a ten foot pole.
The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the *** poets urging us to seize the day. Still, sometimes, we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug, until we can’t anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves, what Benjamin Franklin meant: That knowing, is better than wondering. That waking, is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst, most intractable mistake, beats the *** out of never trying. "grey s anatomy"
It has been brought to my attention that I am a hot-headed-crazy person for believing that our government needs to be dramatically amended. Us hot headed crazies that believe in people over the government included George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Martin Luther King Jr, and Albert Einstien who openly stated that the government has too much power! Standing back and allowing the government to control us with ridiculous rules and regulations and down right outlandish laws is cowardice and an insult to the millions of American Soldiers who give their life to fight for our freedom every single solitary day. I will proudly take the label hot-headed-crazy if that means I stand for a government who is not guided by greed.
Benjamin Franklin was a scholarly womanizer. The modern day equivalent of Bill Clinton. Way to rock, Michele!
Super weird request but I was hoping someone may have or know of somewhere I can procure a Benjamin Franklin costume. I've looked on line but the options are really terrible. If anyone knows anyone, pass it along to me!
Yeah, I miss the good old days during Franklin's presidential term...Wait, what? What do you mean Benjamin Franklin was never president?
“The noblest question on the world is what good can I do in it” Benjamin Franklin
"This country could use a president like Benjamin Franklin again" Sez Michelle Bachman. I don't care where your political affiliations lie, that's funny right there.
BABY PHOTOS These photos were supplied by friends Barry & Georgia Ashby. These four healthy baby Peregrine Falcon chicks (one male/3 females) were just banded yesterday by Art from the PA Game Commission. In the past, the Ashbys (wearing protective hard hats & other gear) have accompanied Art to the nest to photograph the bandings. The birds are in a nest high atop a spire of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge which connects PA and NJ over the Delaware River. Access to the nest is by elevator (currently out of order) or ladder rungs.
PSA: Benjamin Franklin was never president. That is all.
"Treason is a charge invented by winners as an excuse for hanging the losers." Benjamin Franklin ("1776")
In addition to his well-known contributions to society, Benjamin Franklin helped to establish the first public hospital and the first hospital pharmacy.
My son received two class awards. Science and the Benjamin Franklin "person who always tries ones best and always lives up to their full potential!"
Is this real did she really say President Benjamin Franklin , lol , what number President was he ?
"It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them." - Benjamin Franklin Don't let yourself fall prey to this wrong habit. Stay healthy and spread the word! I SMOKE - I support the movement to kill cancer
The LAPD was was in the news talking about the gun buy back program that was in LA recently this representative from the police department was talking about what a total success it was my personal opinion is the only thing that they were successful in was taking the 2nd amendment away from you. Just remember that quote from Benjamin Franklin he who gives up his liberties and securities shall have and deserve none. when the zombies attack if you don't have a gun you can't be on my team even if you have an endless supply of beer and extra crispy fried chicken.well the team could use a good fluffer!
"IT is a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his." -BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Today I'll be warring at Musee de l'Armee, hunting down Lafayette's sword which was off display temporarily last time. Benjamin Franklin gave him the sword and I want to see if he inscribed it, "From your BFF." :-) Then to Rodin Museum and ce soir, a dinner cruise down the Seine on Bateaux Mouches. Allons-y!!!
Taking home the silver from Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) for Best First Book in 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards
"This is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other." -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
stupid person of the week. Now when was Benjamin Franklin president?
gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. -Benjamin Franklin
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D. C. Day 5- posted by Allexous and Erich: Today on our tour, we drove three hours to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We departed the bus and proceeded to have a quick lunch and then walked to the Pennsylvania State House; otherwise known as Independence Hall. Independence Hall was where the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution were debated, signed, and adopted. Our guide, Dr. Millard, talked about the statue of George Washington which stands at the front and center of Independence Hall with his left hand resting upon his sword and his right hand resting upon the Bible. When inside Independence Hall we witnessed the colonial court of Philadelphia where local affairs were handled. The room adjacent to the courtroom was where our country was formed and the “magic” of the Founding Fathers came about. All of the furniture dated back to the time period, but the only original piece of furniture in the room was George Washington’s chair in which he presided over the ...
"In reality there is, perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it, perhaps, often in this history. For even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility." - Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Not the brightest bulb in the box - but probably equal to those who think she is... "Benjamin Franklin was even less religious than Washington and Jefferson. Franklin was an egotist. Franklin was someone who believed far more in himself than he could possibly have believed have believed in the divinity of Christ, which he didn't. He believed in such things as the transmigration of souls. That is that human, that humans came into being in another existence and he may have had occult beliefs. He was a Mason who was deeply interested in Masonic secrets and there are some signs that Franklin believed in the mysteries of Occultism though he never really wrote much about it and never really said much about it. Franklin is another writer whom you can read all you want to read in the many published volumes of Franklin's writings and read very little about religion."
1954, an evacuation drill known as “Operation Scram” was held in the city to simulate response to a Soviet nuclear attack on Center City. “Scram” was the first civil defense evacuation drill in the country. Led by Mayor Joseph Clark, 25,000 city employees, office and factory workers, and Center City residents were roused by sirens, and walked down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from City Hall to an assembly area at 21st Street. Luckily, attack conditions never came to fruition, so the emergency plans were never necessary. Any fans out there remember “Duck and Cover” drills?
Joy is not in things, it is in us. ~ Benjamin Franklin thank you Intuitive Guidance with Tracey Smith
1925, the Benjamin Franklin Hotel opened at 9th and Chestnut Streets. The enormous Georgian revival structure, designed by Horace Trumbauer, was the largest and most lavish of Philadelphia’s grand hotels. In 1947, the hotel was infamous for refusing to accommodate the Brooklyn Dodgers –who had used the hotel for years –because of Jackie Robinson’s presence on the team. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, the building has been restored, and is now an apartment building hosting 412 apartments, 120,000 square feet of office space, and one of Philadelphia’s largest ballrooms.
Hello!!! You are welcome to New Time For Africa Network. ABOUT US:- This project is being created to launch and enhance the systematic way of life through systems building. We have the vision to change Africa through systematic way of thinking which we have been doing since we've launched this project earlier this year. We have developed a system with which we can make use of to change Africa, which starts from Nigeria. We have launched this project as a social way of bringing transformation to Nigeria and then spread over all other nations of Africa. We have a free training session with which we take courses like: 1. The calling of a person 2. Benjamin Franklin system of life management 3. Life values of a person. 4. Practical tools on how to launch the project etc... We are now starting our main course by the 1st of June which you have to register and participate with us by watching a movie titled "Homeless to Harvard". Just click on this link to watch the movie: NOTE: This project is open to virtuall . ...
Okay this is on my mind heavily today... lengthy but its my strong opinion at its best. :-) The Arsenio Hall Show — which already earned a second season renewal – will not go on as planned. A spokesperson for CBS TV Distribution said: “While there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its [White] audience enough to continue. Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show.” The show is in reruns and won't resume production, a show spokesman said. The last original episode aired May 21. SMH… now, they will replace Arsenio Hall Show with some syndicated “laugh track” show. Unfortunately, we have just lost the only night-time talk show that was hosted by someone other than a White American AGAIN! Another honorable mention who got cancelled a few years ago is George Lopez, a Latino, who had a 2-year run (2009-2011) as a late night show host. The cancellation of Hall's show returns the late-night tal ...
This is the generous speech given by my mentor on robing day. I would not be where I am today without his guidance and help. Robing Ceremony Vanessa E. Beary Fernando M. Reimers May 28, 2014 I would like to invite Vanessa Elizabeth Beary to the stage. I have known Vanessa for five years. I first heard from her when she was considering applying to the school, and she wrote me a letter describing work she had been doing as a public diplomacy officer in Iraq, to help support civil society in that country. Her email wrote about her interest in understanding how to support a democratic culture. Vanessa was admitted to HGSE as a Presidential Fellow. In the years since her arrival Vanessa sharpened her intellectual focus, developed her methodological research skills, discovered a passion for social entrepreneurship, learned and perfected her skills in several foreign languages, and immersed herself in the life of this community, making numerous contributions to improve it. Vanessa is deeply committed to using h ...
Yesterday we attended the Book Expo of America in NYC. In addition to an incredible event, we found out Norbert won 3 more book awards! What a tremendous honor. Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Book Awards GOLD - Cover Design (Children/YA) SILVER - Best New Voice (Children/YA) SILVER - Interior Design (Children/YA)
The students at Benjamin Franklin School 13 having a great time at the multicultural show yesterday. Great job Le Ann!
"There never was a good war or a bad peace." -Benjamin Franklin
For all those who grew up in East Harlem and attended Benjamin Franklin HS A remember the day message: Our 9th annual Franklin Family Day Outing will be held on Saturday August 9th, 2014 in Jefferson Park. This year we will be having our affair at the East 114th Street picnic area instead of our usual 111th St area, other than our location nothing else would have changed. Bring your friends, family and another Franklin alumnus for a day of sun, fun and reconnecting. We will be there from 10:00am-7:00pm, come early to meet the most classmates, old crushes, friendimies and possibly a teacher or two. Last year the family day was a great success because of the appearance of Coach Goldberg and many of the track team stars over the years. This year I am hoping the basketball stars of our school make this year special, and nothing wrong with a few of the cheerleaders showing up too! We appreciate contributions of foodstuffs, snacks, sodas, ice, pastries, and those special dishes only you can prepare, monetary co ...
What does the difference does 'one' make?? Well, if your Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Eli Whitney, John Deere, George Westinghouse, Benjamin Franklin., it made all the difference in the world. Because if they had listened to everyone around them and had given up instead of trying 'ONE' more time, we might not have the light bulb, the telephone, the cotton gin, the farm tractor, household appliances, or electricity as we know it. It's because someone believed in themselves when no one else believed in them that they succeeded. So, when someone asks you what difference does 'one' make, or what difference you can make., just remember that YOU can make all the difference in the world! But I said all that to say this., how much difference does 'one' really make??? It means the difference between Heaven and *** Because if the One, the Creator, the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the ONE that we call Jesus hadn't came to this world and di ...
I have had a request for Mrs. McCutcheon's Literary Alphabet. While she was never my teacher, I did help care for at John Burns Memorial Hospital -- where she quickly became notorious for slipping down the hallway and blocking the fire door open (pre-alarm days), so her students coud come in to get help with their homework. Enjoy the memories! Mrs. McCutchen's Literary Alphabet Mrs. McCutchen taught Latin and English to three generations of Belle Fourche students. Her literary alphabet contains quotations from literature that is considered part of the literary canon of Western civilization. Her students were required to memorize this. Her home was located at 819 5th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD. Her husband Dan was a BF attorney. A "Abstain from all appearances of evil." 1 Thessalonians 5:22 B "Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length are free ...
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"The Love You Save" has shout-outs to Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, Alexander Graham Bell and Christopher Columbus. It's also the only song you can play with your windows down during the summer in any neighborhood in America and make every single passerby smile. I miss The Corporation and 12 year old Michael Jackson.
' All the best with your Exams' I selected 5 quotes to inspire you to do more!!! "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you" B.B King "I hated every minute of training, but I said, Dont quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion" Muhammad Ali "If your mind can conceive it, and your heart can believe it- then you can achieve it" Muhammad Al...i "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela "An investment in Knowledge pays the Best interest" Benjamin Franklin
Ajay Maken, Madhu Kishwar & Education: Ajay Maken & Madhu Kishwar have slammed Modi for making Smriti Irani an HRD minister overlooking the fact that she is not even a graduate! Some curious facts from history: 1) Churchill was a school drop out (Was successful in leading UK in WW2) 2) Kamaraj, the most famous Congress man from south was not a graduate (Very great and able administrator) 3) Indira Gandhi, by whom the Congress and Ajay Maken and his ilk swear by and genuflect, was not a graduate (She ran the country for many years) 4) Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Alva Edison were school drop outs. 5) No one knows the educational qualification of Sonia Gandhi, though she was the de-facto PM for 10 years (is this why Ajay Makken is worried now? ;)) 6) The Indian economy is what it is today because of 3 "highly educated" Indian and foreign educated "post graduates" 7) Kamal Hassan, the famous actor who experiments with technology heavily and succeeds to some extent was a school drop out. and finally Albert E ...
So, you want your kids to learn about George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison or the Declaration of...
D.C. Day 4-Posted by Lanie and Tanner: Today we traveled back to Williamsburg, VA where we had the chance to visit the historic College of William and Mary where great men such as: Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Tyler, and George Wythe attended. Benjamin Franklin was also a part of the College as a major contributor along with Thomas Jefferson, who helped expand the college. First, we visited a small classroom inside the Christopher Wren Building where many great men studied. After visiting the classroom, we stepped outside to see the Royal Charter of the College of William and Mary. King William and Queen Mary wrote a Royal Charter in order to preserve the main mission of the college itself. Written on this great charter was: “Youth may be piously educated in good Letters and Manners that the Christian Faith may prosper amongst the Western Indians. To the Glory of Almighty God.” After reading this quote, many students came to realize that at School of the Ozarks this is exactly what we ar ...
College Essay PATRIOT ACT Forty-five days after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act, also known as the “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” Act, or more simply, the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was created with the noble intention of finding and prosecuting international terrorists operating on American soil; however, the unfortunate consequences of the Act have been drastic. Many of the Patriot Act’s provisions are in clear violation of the U.S. Constitution—a document drafted by wise men like Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington in order to protect American rights and freedoms. The Patriot Act encroaches on sacred First Amendment rights, which protect free speech and expression, and Fourth Amendment rights, which protect citizens against “unwarranted search and seizure” (Justice). The Patriot Act authorizes unethical and un ...
"Empty the coins in your purse into your mind and your mind will fill your purse with coins." - Benjamin Franklin. http:/…
How many days can you hang out with Benjamin Franklin, Walter Peyton & Annie Oakley? Story Photo gallery:
“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.” - Benjamin Franklin
Apart from the $100 bill, Benjamin Franklin has a quote which still speaks to me till today."If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail".
SOBERING WORDS FOR OVER-ACHIEVING...PARENTS "Between accelerated academic courses, multiple extracurricular activities, premature preparation for high school or college, special coaches and tutors engaged to wring the last bit of performance out of them, many kids find themselves scheduled to within an inch of their lives. Criticism and even rejection become commonplace as competitive parents continue to push their children toward higher levels of accomplishment. As a result, kids can't find the time, both literal and psychological, to linger in internal exploration; a necessary precursor to a well developed sense of self. Fantasies, daydreaming, thinking about oneself and one's future, even just 'chilling' are critical processes in self-development and cannot be hurried. Every child has a different timetable, and most are ahead of the pack in some areas and behind in others. We would do well to remember 'late bloomers' like Albert Einstein, John Steinbeck, Benjamin Franklin and J.R.R. Tolkein. Sometimes ...
I would say Benjamin Franklin is my favorite founding father. Well, I would say that if anyone asked, or cared.
I like this response someone made towards people that say nobody takes Honorary Degrees serious. " Benjamin Franklin, who received an honorary master's degree from The College of William and Mary in 1756, and doctorates from the University of St. Andrews in 1759 and the University of Oxford in 1762 for his scientific accomplishments. He thereafter referred to himself as "Doctor Franklin". Maya Angelou, who holds many honorary doctorates, calls herself and is referred to by many as "Dr. Angelou" despite holding no undergraduate or advanced (non-honorary) degree. Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation in the field of Information Technology, has been awarded fourteen honorary doctorates from various international educational institutions from 1996 through 2014 including the North American Lakehead University in 2009, and now refers to himself as "Dr. Richard Stallman" in speeches, talks, videos and email. Author and lexicographer Samuel Johnson, who had some years earlier been unable ( ...
Important Personalities No.NameAbout him 1.Abraham Lincoln (1809-'65)Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the U.S.A. from 1861 to 1865 and was returned from the Republican Party. He opposed slavery and was a great champion of democracy. He was assassinated in 1865. 2.Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)Franklin was a famous American philosopher and statesman who actively helped in promoting the declaration of independence. 3.Acharya Vinoba BhaveBorn 11 September, 1895 in Gujrat. He was educated at Baroda.Met Gandhiji and joined Sabarmati Ashram in 1916.He was originator of Bhoodan yagna Movement.He received Magsaysay Award in 1969. He received Bharat Ratna award in 1983. 4.C.N.AnnaduraiWas the founding father of Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (DMK), a political party of South India.DMK obtained absolute majority in the Tamil nadu Legislative Assembly at the elections of 1967 and 1971. 5.Horgovind KhuranaHas become famous in carrying out research work in the U.S.A. He was awarded Nobel Prize in 1968 in Physiology ...
Just finished the last Ales of the Revolution Ann Marie and I bought on our epic road trip last summer. Yes, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin have tears in their eyes. Guess why!!?!
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In 2005 there was a TV series entitled "The Greatest American". The American public voted on 100 great Americans selected by a panel of experts. This was the final result (Top 10): 1.Ronald Reagan 2.Abraham Lincoln 3.Martin Luther King, Jr. 4.George Washington 5.Benjamin Franklin 6.George W. Bush 7.Bill Clinton 8.Elvis Presley 9.Oprah Winfrey 10.Franklin D. Roosevelt If there is one person you could vote off the list, who would it be?
When is “too old”? At what age do we give up? At 100, Grandma Moses was still painting, and even Titian painted “Battle of Lepants” when he was 98. At 93, George Bernard Shaw wrote Far­fetched Fables. At 91, Eamon de Valera served as president of Ireland. At 90, Pablo Picasso still drew and engraved. At 89, Arthur Rubinstein gave one of his greatest recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Pablo Casals, at 88, still performed cello concerts. At 82, Winston Churchill wrote the four-volume work, A History of the Eng­lish-Speaking Peoples, Leo Tolstoy completed I Can­not Be Silent, and Goethe, at the same age, finished Faust. At 81, Benjamin Franklin produced the diplomacy which led to the adoption of the US Constitution. When are you “too old”? Only on the day when you truly have nothing left to give. The good news is: that day only arrives when YOU choose.
Back In The Day - May 23 1430 Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and subsequently sold to the English. 1533 Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void. 1618 The Thirty Years War begins. 1701 Captain William Kidd, the Scottish pirate, is hanged on the banks of the Thames. 1785 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals. 1788 South Carolina becomes the eighth state to ratify U.S. Constitution. 1830 The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States. 1861 Pro-Union and pro-Confederate forces clash in western Virginia. 1862 Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson takes Front Royal, Virginia. 1864 Union General Ulysses Grant attempts to outflank Confederate Robert E. Lee in the Battle of North Anna, Virginia. 1873 The North West Mounted Police force was formed in Canada. It would later be known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 1900 Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney becomes the first African American to receive the Meda ...
Interesting tidbits: 1576 - Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory 1701 – After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London. Some modern historians deem his piratical reputation unjust, as there is evidence that Kidd acted only as a privateer. Kidd's fame springs largely from the sensational circumstances of his questioning before the English Parliament and the ensuing trial. His actual depredations on the high seas, whether piratical or not, were both less destructive and less lucrative than those of many other contemporary pirates and privateers. 1785 - Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals. 1829 – Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna. Demian's instrument bore little resemblance to modern instruments. It only had a left hand buttonboard, with the right hand simply operating the bellows. One key feature for which Demian sought the patent was the sounding of an entire chord by depressing one ke ...
"The pogo stick was a game changer. It ultimately lead to the collapse of the Aztec Empire". -Benjamin Franklin
Flash Gordon? "For the sulphur ball of von Guericke (1671) and the glass globe of Isaac Newton (some say Hauksbee), Gordon substituted a glass cylinder which made an efficient frictional machine. Two other inventions in physics are noteworthy: the first is the light metallic star supported on a sharp pivot with the pointed ends bent at right angles to the rays and commonly called the electrical whirl, the second is the device known as the electric chimes. These inventions used to be described in textbooks of electricity; the name of Gordon was not always mentioned, though both inventions are fully described by him in his Versuch einer Erklarung der Electricitat (Erfurt 1745). Benjamin Franklin, who is usually credited with the latter invention, simply adopted the "German chimes" (described by Watson in his famous Sequel, 1746) to serve as an electrical annunciator in connection with his experimental lightning rod of 1752. The "whirl" was an electrostatic reaction motor, the earliest of its kind; while the ...
Sometimes "Goodbye Comes TOO Suddenly. Benjamin Franklin said that "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except DEATH AND TAXES. You may even get away with paying taxes, but you want escape death. When we are young we never think of death. We imagine this long life in front of us with time to do all that we dreamed of doing. Well I have lost so many close love ones suddenly no sickness and no warning signs. But there was a time when it seemed that death only happened to old people. Well not so. So I ask you today, are you and your love ones prepared? Have you and your family accepted Jesus Christ? Insurance information? Have you told them how much you love them? Stop what you are doing right now, and call those long distance family members, write a letter, send a card, those you may have fallen out with get it right. Friends that may have wronged you, you be the one to fix it. *DO IT TODAY*. Life is very short, the Bible says it's a vapor. Stop taking people for granted, you just might wake up ...
Who are the true Ascended Masters of the I.I.A.? In the late 18th century, Karl von Eckartshausen, a Christian mystic, describes the true Adepts of the Rose Cross in the following terms: "These sages, whose number is small, are children of light, and are opposed to darkness. They dislike mystification and secrecy; they are open and frank, have nothing to do with secret societies and with external ceremonies. They possess a spiritual temple, in which God is presiding". Later, in the early 20th century, Max Heindel, a Rosicrucian Initiate, emphasizes that the roots of the Brothers of the Rose Cross, immersed in the western mystery tradition, are almost impossible to be traced as "theirs is a work which aims to encourage the evolution of humanity, they have labored far back into antiquity--under one guise or another". Famous Rosicrucian Initiates... George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Marquis de LaFayette Thomas Paine Arnold Krumm-Heller George Clymer Ethan Allen Hitchcock John Brown Willi ...
Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal turned 60 on April 24. Although he remains imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, the fact that Mumia is still alive is a testament to the determination of the millions of people around the world who joined the movement to free him. Mumia, from Philadelphia, became a revolutionary at a young age. At just 15, he helped found the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Panther Party, and led a struggle to change the name of his high school from Benjamin Franklin to Malcolm X. Later, he became a prominent journalist who shed light on the Philadelphia Police Department’s brutal repression of the MOVE organization. The notoriously racist and corrupt Philadelphia cops were determined to silence this important leader. In 1981, while Mumia was working his night job as a taxi driver, he noticed that his younger brother was being harassed by the police. He got out of his cab to investigate the situation, and in the ensuing confusion both Mumia and the police officer were shot. The ...
Snake symbolism[edit] The timber rattlesnake and eastern diamondback rattlesnake both populate the geographical areas of the original thirteen colonies. Their use as a symbol of the American colonies can be traced back to the publications of Benjamin Franklin. In 1751, he made the first reference to the rattlesnake in a satirical commentary published in his Pennsylvania Gazette. It had been the policy of Britain to send convicted criminals to America, so Franklin suggested that they thank the British by sending rattlesnakes to England.[1] Benjamin Franklin's "Join, or Die" cartoon In 1754, during the French and Indian War, Franklin published his famous woodcut of a snake cut into eight sections. It represented the colonies, with New England joined together as the head and South Carolina as the tail, following their order along the coast. Under the snake was the message "Join, or Die". This was the first political cartoon published in an American newspaper. When American colonies came to identify more with ...
“Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.” Robert G. Ingersoll “Never answer a letter while you are angry.” Chinese Proverb “Holding on to anger only gives you tense muscles.” Joan Lunden "I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet. Chinese Proverb "Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame." Benjamin Franklin "People say they wish they had my patience. I tell them I wasn't born with it. I had to learn it. Everybody has patience. Some of us just make better use of it than others." Bruce Law "It is easy to fly into a passion--anybody can do that--but to be angry With the right person to the right extent and at the right time with the Right object and in the right way--that is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it." Aristotle "Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts." Robert Fulghum "You don't have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice Forgiveness, empathy and encouragement." Dan Fallon
The Patriot's Diner, welcomes you. Sourced history, is the menu. Please help yourselves. “Benjamin Franklin was frequently consulted by Thomas Paine for advice and suggestions regarding his political writings, and Franklin assisted Paine with some of his famous essays. This letter [1] is Franklin's response to a manuscript Paine sent him that advocated against the concept of a providential God.” (online source: Thomas Paine. [Date uncertain.] DEAR SIR, I have read your manuscript with some attention. By the argument it contains against a particular Providence, though you allow a general Providence, you strike at the foundations of all religion. For without the belief of a Providence, that takes cognizance of, guards, and guides, and may favor particular persons, there is no motive to worship a Deity, to fear his displeasure, or to pray for his protection. I will not enter into any discussion of your principles, though you seem to desire it. At present I shall only give you my opinion, that, though y . ...
How to handle haters – Benjamin Franklin's ingenious psychological trick for turning enemies into fans
wow, my birthday is on the same day as Mohammed Ali, Benjamin Franklin, Jim Carrey, Michelle Obama & Al Capone :O
If the American Revolution was occurring today, Thomas Jefferson would be a fringe blogger, Benjamin Franklin would be a dot com billionaire, George Washington would have been given early retirement as a major (at best), and Thomas Paine would be in Russia hiding from the NSA.
Benjamin Franklin described during his life that he “Drank every day a pint before breakfast, a pint at breakfast with his bread and cheese, a pint between breakfast and dinner, a pint at dinner, a pint in the afternoon about six o’clock, and another when he had done his day’s work.” Thomas Jefferson started writing the first draft of the Declaration of Independence with a glass of Madeira wine inside the Indian Queen Tavern, and John Adams drank a tankyard of hard cider every day at Harvard and commented that, “I know not why we should blush to confess that molasses was an essential ingredient in American Independence.”
"Do not follow those among you who follow the wayward children of George Washington, who are enjoying with foul mouth the blessings I bestowed on their country because of the trust their Founding Fathers had on me. By going astray from the trustworthy ways of their Founding Fathers--Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton-- who received from me inspiration and guidance to build strong institutions that made their country great, they yielded themselves to reprobate minds, sliding down into eventual decline (if they do not come back to their senses). Therefore, if you want to see the greatness of your country, stay away from those who in their unwisdom proclaim that there is creation without a Creator; that there is design without a Designer; and that there is law without a Law maker."
Time Traitors Fun Fact: The Royal Society was established in the mid-1600s by philosophers meeting to discuss experimentation and scientific observation. By the mid-18th century, the Royal Society had many prominent members. As depicted in "Odette Speex," Benjamin Franklin was an honored guest of the Royal Society -his kite experiment with electricity having made him very famous. The Royal Society resided at that time (1757) on Crane Court (pictured below) and meetings were indeed signaled by hanging a lantern out at its Fleet Street entrance. The attack on the Royal Society, which was barely averted by Odette and her allies, is not, however, part of its official history.
Best Dwight Schrute quotes from The Office: 1. When my mother was pregnant with me, they did an ultrasound and found she was having twins. When they did another ultrasound a few weeks later, they discovered that I had adsorbed the other fetus. Do I regret this? No, I believe his tissue has made me stronger. I now have the strength of a grown man and a little baby. 2. I don’t care what Jim says, that is not Benjamin Franklin. I am 99% sure. 3. I don’t believe you, continue. 4. Yes I have acted before. I was in a production of “Oklahoma!” in the 7th grade. I played the part of Mutey the Mailman. They had too many kids so they made up roles like that. I was good. 5. Why tip someone for a job I’m capable of doing myself? I can deliver food. I can drive a taxi. I can, and do, cut my own hair. I did however, tip my urologist, because I am unable to pulverize my own kidney stones.
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Benjamin Franklin tried to abolish slavery in 1790 by petitioning congress and writing many essays on abolitionism.
“The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin
If you could have lunch with 5 people dead or alive w... — Benjamin Franklin, Ayn Rand, Richard Dean Anderson, I...
The phrase "God helps those who help themselves" is a popular motto that emphasizes the importance of initiative. The phrase originated in ancient Greece and may originally have been proverbial. It is illustrated by two of Aesop's Fables and a similar sentiment is found in ancient Greek drama. Although it has been commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the modern English wording appears earlier in Algernon Sidney's work. The phrase is often mistaken as scriptural, but it appears nowhere in the Bible. Some Christians have criticized the expression as being contrary to the Bible's message of God's grace. A variant of the phrase, however, can be found in the Quran (13:11). The sentiment appears in ancient Greek tragedies of which only fragments now remain. In his Philoctetes (c.409 BC), Sophocles wrote, "No good e'er comes of leisure purposeless; And heaven ne’er helps the men who will not act."[1] And in the Hippolytus (428BC) of Euripides appears the speech, "Try first thyself, and after call in God; ...
This quote from Ben Franklin will always make republicans and tea Partiers head's explode. All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages. He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it. Benjamin Franklin, letter to Robert Morris, December 25, 1783
One last comment on our visit to Vegas. The folks at the pawn shop often consult with Rebecca Romney, manager of Bauman's Rare Books. Lynn and I thought it would be fun to see what her store was like, so we found it in the shops between Palazzo and The Venetian (not sure which it's in). The really rare books were behind glass. A few that I noted (all FIRST EDITIONS!): Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac and also his Experiments in Electricity; Charles Darwin, Origin of the Species (American edition); Dr. Seuss, Cat in the Hat; Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind; Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn; Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol; Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin; and Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. All of those were $8,500 to $30,000. The most expensive book in the store was first edition The Call of the Wild by Jack London. In its original dust jacket and inscribed to his mother. $125,000. To those who enjoy investing in first edition books, what a wonderful shop to visit. Thousands of other v ...
5 Quotable quotes on who opens a door closes a prison”-Victor Hugo “There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live”-John Adam “Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve and I learn”-Benjamin Franklin “Education is not preparation for education is life itself”-John Dewey “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple”-Dr Seuss
As a small kid, maybe I was 6 or 7, in a time where there was no Google or even internet or a PC at home, in a time when I should have been reading Child Craft, I was fascinated by those big fat books that my elder brother, 8 years elder to me, would read, the World Book Encyclopedia. I quit reading Child Craft soon and switched to those big fat books. I would read about all the Presidents of America, still remember Abraham Lincoln as the 16th President of United States. I read about Oliver Cromwell, Benjamin Franklin, Lawrence of Arabia among the many other countless men who made an impact to society and did much more than live an ordinary existence, like mine. There was this one man I still remember, William Wallace, the article on him was very very inspiring. I am talking about reading this almost 24 years back. Today, I saw Braveheart, not sure how this movie eluded me for 19 years! Great depiction of William Wallace, although historically a little inaccurate. Mel Gibson has done an amazing job as a d ...
"The question before the human race is, whether the G od of Nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?" - John Adams "I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy-day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity." - Benjamin Franklin "The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion." - Thomas Paine
The question of the Christian stand regarding Freemasonry seems to confront our ministry at every turn. "This word of warning is not to the Masonic Fraternity at large, but to those Masons who claim to be both Masons and Christians." Many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were Masons and the same statement is true of those who signed the Constitution of the United States. Famous men such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, Lafayette, James Monroe and others whose names awaken memories of the founders of our country. Since our country's beginning, thirteen Presidents have been Masons. Masons have also won laurels in other fields of endeavor and we find them prominent in government, in science, in sports, in entertainment, and finally in man's newest field, that of space exploration with Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, Virgil Grissom, and "Buz" Aidrin, all bound by the "mystic" tie of Freemasonry. The Hidden Power Behind Freemasonry
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Testing the Water Test everything, hold onto the good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Okayyy, the faucet handles were backwards. Who knew the hot was on the right and cold on the left?! I turned the knobs slowly, testing the water, and discovered the reversal. Fortunately I didn't just turn it on and hop right in without testing the water. As I thought about the value of testing that water, my mind shifted to another kind of water. Through loads of media available today we have access to all kinds of info and teaching. Brain food, soul food, you name it. Live streaming from conferences and churches is a piece of cake for many smartphones. Discernment is needed now more than ever, with more input all around us. One thing for sure, it has to line up with the Word of God.'no Bible contradictions' would be a good check. Benjamin Franklin once said, "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see". The Bible says, "Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to se ...
“A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.” — Benjamin Franklin
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. Benjamin Franklin"
"He that is of the opinion money will do everything, may well be suspected of doing everything for money" -Benjamin Franklin via Preston Green thank you sir
Benjamin Franklin: An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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Benjamin Franklin is one of my heroes. An ether-snorting, window-escaping hedonist smartass with random spurts of virtue, a…
I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin Share if you agree
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"People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both." -Benjamin Franklin
"If you aren't rich and white, you can suck on the end of my machine gun" - Benjamin Franklin
Beware of little expenses — a small leak will sink a great ship. ★ Benjamin Franklin ★
Benjamin Franklin In free governments, the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns ... Not the political landscape of America today!
I ain't got no friends and that's fine mr Benjamin Franklin keeps me company
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“I relate a lot to Benjamin Franklin” 💯
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"Three can keep a secret if two are dead." --Benjamin Franklin
The worship of God is a duty; the hearing & reading of sermons may be useful; but if men rest in hearing and praying, as too many do, it is as if a tree should value itself for being watered and putting forth leaves, though it never produce fruit." (by Benjamin Franklin in a letter to George Whitefield) In aiming to declare that salvation is by grace & not works, never forget that saving faith always produces good works! Faith is the root of salvation--but deeds of generosity & kindness are the FRUIT of salvation--and "a tree is known by its fruit." (Mt 12:33) Word for Today
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." – Benjamin Franklin.
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"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment". ~Benjamin Franklin~
Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay about flatulence in 1781 titled "Fart Proudly."
The world is divided into people who think they are right - Benjamin Franklin RT
I fear the man who drinks water and so remembers this morning what the rest of us said last night. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (via
An extra reason to be happy today, besides it's being a beautiful spring day, having wonderful people in my life, and life being good! My book, The Summer of Yes, has been chosen as a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Doing a happy dance and feeling grateful!
Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither — Benjamin Franklin
Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75 ~Benjamin Franklin
"By failing to prepare, You are preparing to fail " -benjamin franklin
Work as if you were to live 100 years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow. Benjamin Franklin
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This Psychological Trick May Actually Improve Your Relationship Taryn HillinThe Huffington Post 04/21/14 06:09 PM ET When you do nice things for your significant other, it actually makes you like them more. It's an idea rooted in "The Benjamin Franklin Effect" -- a psychological phenomenon, discovered by the founding father himself, that suggests we grow to like people for whom we do nice things. The folks at Soul Pancake decided to put this effect to the test in their latest video about the science of love. They recruited several couples to participate in the experiment; while one parter spent the entire time doting on the other -- verbally expressing their love in various ways and even bringing their partner a drink -- the other partner did nothing. At the end of the experiment, the partners who spent their time being overly nice were five percent more attracted to their significant others than they were at the beginning of the exercise, based on questionnaires taken before and after the test. The takea ...
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We are hiring service techs for our Mr. Sparky electrical and Benjamin franklin plumbing store in Loveland Colorado. $1000 sign on bonus and $500 finders fee. We are taking three of each. Lots of growth!
gdm gd ppl! "Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom." ~ Benjamin Franklin
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin.
The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance. - Benjamin Franklin
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~ Benjamin Franklin
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means — either may do — the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier. Benjamin Franklin
A little motivation to start your Friday! Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough . -Benjamin Franklin There is no doubt that Benjamin Franklin would've been a true MVP'r.
"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." -Benjamin Franklin
"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." Benjamin Franklin
Bad Credit aint No Joke but Luckily Benjamin Franklin will always be here to change these White People mind
From Benjamin Franklin: "In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." The more things change, the more they remain the same. Have a good one!
In order for a relationship to be successful, both partners need to feel invested. This theory was proven by the one and only Benjamin Franklin, who stated t...
Games lubricate the body and the mind. ~Benjamin Franklin~
"All of mankind is divided into three classes: Those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move." -Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin is quoted as having said: "Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerant." Hey the trolls say the same thing about being a Yooper!
"Lighthouses are more useful than churches." ~Benjamin Franklin nod
These days Benjamin Franklin is your only friend 💵
"When you are finished changing, you are finished" — Benjamin Franklin
Some people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five... Benjamin Franklin Zibheke ukuthi usaphila yini!
“Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.” Benjamin Franklin
“Diligence is the mother of good luck.“ – Benjamin Franklin
"It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man." -Benjamin Franklin GOOD MORNING :-D
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. Benjamin Franklin
" There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous" -Benjamin Franklin" You were a solemn feel, a cool breeze with a life splendid with inspiration for all around, a calm and humble life with high thoughts.You silently moved to The heavenly abode with very less pain that is because your heart was welcomed by God... Yesterday evening at around 7.30 my father left us.
If you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today -Benjamin Franklin
*** yeah I bang ! My flag green with Benjamin Franklin on the front!
Last night our Tuesdays book won the Silver Benjamin Franklin Award and is one of 4 finalists in the nation for the Gold Award. This is like winning an Oscar for an actor. It is one of the biggest awards for self published books in the country. We will fly to New York City on May 28th to find out if we won Gold!
The United States Postmaster General is the chief executive officer of the United States Postal Service. The office, in one form or another, is older than both the United States Constitution and the United States Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin was appointed by the Continental Congres…
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dost thou l0velife?? then do n0t squander time,for that's the stuff life made off.. --BENJAMIN FRANKLIN :D pe0ple.. na po kau..
"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society." - Benjamin Franklin From our friends at Active Self Protection
February 11 1998 The coroner is examining skeletons found beneath statesman's former London house, says Robin Young Remains of ten bodies at Ben Franklin's home have dug up the remains of ten bodies hidden beneath the former London home of Benjamin Franklin, the founding father of American independence. The remains of four adults and six children were discovered during the £1.9 million restoration of Franklin's home at 36 Craven Street, close to Trafalgar Square. Researchers believe that there could be more bodies buried beneath the basement kitchens. Initial estimates are that the bones are about 200 years old and were buried at the time Franklin was living in the house, which was his home from 1757 to 1762, and from 1764 to 1775. Most of the bones show signs of having been dissected, sawn or cut. One skull has been drilled with several holes. Paul Knapman, the Westminster Coroner, said yesterday: "I cannot totally discount the possibility of a crime. There is still a possibility that I may have to hold ...
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