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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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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." -- Benjamin Franklin
Harvard educated First Lady Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a naturalization ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren't born in America. The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C She said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, "It's amazing that just a few feet from here where I'm standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history, and like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American." Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America? Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia. John Adams was born in Massachusetts. Only eight of the 56 were not born in America. Surely she knew this. But, then again, maybe not. After all, she is a Harvard g ...
Thought: Together Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King, Jr. We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. - Benjamin Franklin via
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin
A favourite saying of encyclopedia salesmen, but nothing to do with Benjamin Franklin.
Republican, Democrat. At the end of the day, Benjamin Franklin is still our president and will be until we dismantle the corporations
The sleeping fox catches no poultry ~ Benjamin Franklin
Lmao this got out of hand very fast.. And where did Benjamin Franklin come from? I got so many questions
"A truly great man will neither trample on a worm nor sneak to an emperor." - Benjamin Franklin
Anyone that would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither. Benjamin Franklin
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.— Benjamin Franklin
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?-Benjamin Franklin
Early to bed,early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise - Benjamin franklin
Life's Tragedy is that we get . OLD TOO SOON and . WISE TOO LATE.-- Benjamin Franklin
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin
"Many receive it. Only the wise profit from it". Author Harper Lee. "Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it." Benjamin Franklin
"...a learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one." - Benjamin Franklin
re·pub·lic rəˈpəblik/ noun a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch. The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it."
Benjamin Franklin my guardian angel, if I see Jesus I'm taking his halo
You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again. -Benjamin Franklin
The sleeping fox catches no poultry. -Benjamin Franklin
"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
A Portuguese court calls sex for women over 50 "not important"; for Benjamin Franklin, it's the ideal age.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine. ~ Benjamin Franklin
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. -Benjamin Franklin
“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” —Benjamin Franklin
Drinking a beer in Americas oldest tavern. Kind of surreal knowing people like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain have all had had drinks here
If anybody been there for me its been Benjamin Franklin
Ben Tate's full name is Benjamin Franklin Tate. That is all.
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.". --Benjamin Franklin
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield. -Benjamin Franklin
Screw you Benjamin Franklin, don't mess with my sense of night and day
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY The term “American Philosophy,” perhaps surprisingly, has been somewhat vague. While it has tended to primarily include philosophical work done by Americans within the geographical confines of the United States, this has not been exclusively the case. For example, Alfred North Whitehead came to the United States relatively late in life. On the other hand, George Santayana spent much of his life outside of the United States. Until only recently, the term was used to refer to philosophers of European descent. Another focus for defining, or at least characterizing, American Philosophy has been on the types of philosophical concerns and problems addressed. While American philosophers have worked on traditional areas of philosophy, such as metaphysics, epistemology, and axiology, this is not unique to American Philosophy. Many scholars have highlighted American philosophers’ focus on the interconnections of theory and practice, on experience and community, though these, too, are not u ...
“Well done is better than well said.” -- Benjamin Franklin
I honestly think Benjamin Franklin got it all wrong we only need to move the time by 30 minutes not an hour. Colorado rush-hour drivers are so f_ing slow. It's called rush hour for a reason people come on speed up already. this concludes this rant and I approve this message while sitting in rush hour traffic.
WORDS OF WISDOM FOR DEMOCRATS. : "We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.".BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
I love feeling like it's midnight when it's only 6:00 PM. As if winter isn't depressing enough. Thanks again Benjamin Franklin.
"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria" -Benjamin Franklin
“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
Native American's contributed more to the building of this nation than people know. In regard's to the Constitution one source, hiding in plain sight, so to speak, is frequently overlooked. This is the contribution of native Americans, particularly the Iroquois, to the mix. The Iroquois constitution, called the Great Law of Peace, or Gayanashagowa, contains many echoes of our Constitution, and in a number of respects, is more advanced in thought than the Constitution that resulted from the Convention of 1787. This is not something I made up. If you read the original documents from the time, from people like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, you will easily see that they deeply acknowledged their debt to the Iroquois and other native Americans. It's no accident that the protestors at the Boston Tea Party chose to disguise themselves as Indians. They did this out of respect for the democratic and free nature of Indian society - something they were trying to establish in the face of what they co ...
I seriously need a bf & by bf I mean Benjamin Franklin's in my wallet rn
::: A system that sacrifices freedom to security does not deserve either. "Benjamin Franklin" Where are now in terms of our own physical security, added national/economic security? ::: Justice constitutes or kits first civilization requirements. "Sigmund Freud" Where are the assassinators of Eng. and the shooters of the civil society activist? ::: The freedom of opinion is the first introduction of democracy." Gamal Abdel Nasser" Rest in peace hero your sacrifice wasn't in vain in fact it has bestowed us with the same dazzling light of El Azhari, Commander Lago and Dr. John Garang De Mabior which will vividly light and guide our generation in this rough road towards liberty, transparency and more civilized South Sudan. May his great soul rest in peace hero
Did you know that daylight saving time was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784?Don't forget to turn your clocks back tonight!
USPS traces its roots to 1775 Second Continental Congress-Benjamin Franklin was 1st Postmaster General
Benjamin Franklin gets stopped for I.D. at the bar. He kills two birds with one stone as he slides the bouncer a $100 bill.
Benjamin Franklin's subscription to the Harvard College library fund.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. -Benjamin Franklin
It was on this day in 1776 that 70-year-old Benjamin Franklin set sail on a diplomatic mission to Rita Francesca...
And who needs freedom when you have security? They should be awarded a gold medal galvanized in the tears of Benjamin Franklin
The Point Is, Ebola is Ebologna! Through well planned and constant fear campaigns, American's minds are unknowingly altered and conditioned how and what to think. Psychology teaches us when a person is scared, they don't feel secure. When the U.S. government (comprised of corporations, politicians, military) uses mainstream media channels, online trolls, public schools and universities to alert the masses of a false "boogie man" fear, it automatically places the government in a position to be your protector and supposed hero. The problem is the security government's force is always a trade for freedoms you deserve and once enjoyed. For example, to make you feel secure from the false fear of terrorists, you may have supported The Patriot Act which allows police to tap your phone without a warrant. If this is the case, you gave up freedom for security. Benjamin Franklin said, "“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” I agree with Ben. Remainder Ta ...
WE THE SHEEPLE? WE THE SHEEPLE were once fiercely defensive of our Constitutional Republic and our independence from a ‘democracy’ which England is and which we now claim to be. . WE THE SHEEPLE were once very defensive of our individual liberty which is not granted or even considered in a democracy where you’re forced to comply with the majority. . WE THE SHEEPLE once stood against a central bank which the private Federal Reserve Bank is. Now we use their bank notes, which have no value, as our currency through a contract between the treasury dept and the private federal reserve bank. The debt acquired as interest for the loan (use) of said money to us by the federal reserve bank through the federal reserve act of 1913 and the treasury dept’s contract, can not be paid with the federal reserve banks own bank note (promissory note). It’s paid using America’s assets as collateral. . WE THE SHEEPLE have given our liberty for security as warned against by Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, (T ...
Wise words from some wise men : "Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you will then understand how little chance you have in trying to change other's." - Benjamin Franklin " The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." - Oscar Wilde
simply put, my dad got a better education when Manhattan Center was Benjamin Franklin c.1960
I always kind of shrug inside when I tell people that I was a mailman. But, it turns out that these people also worked for the postal service: Walt Disney, Charles Bukowski, William Faulkner, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, William McKinley, Benjamin Franklin, Will Hays, Sherman Hemsley, Charles Lindbergh . . .
I didn't fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. -Benjamin Franklin
Republic vs. Democracy United States Constitution Art. 4 Sec. 4 Par. 1 “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government.” [Not a democracy.] Pledge of Allegiance – “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands …” As Benjamin Franklin was leaving the building where, after four months of hard work, the Constitution had been completed and signed, a lady asked him what kind of government the convention had created. A very old, very tired, and very wise Benjamin Franklin replied; “A Republic, ma’am if you can keep it.” (Webster’s dictionary definition: a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law.) Democracy: Operates by direct majority vote of the people. When an issue is to be decided, the entire population votes on it; the majority wins an ...
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Seeing pictures of Cornel West arrested in Ferguson is like seeing pictures of Benjamin Franklin arrested at the "It's a Small World" ride.
The last three books Nakamura read: "Ali and Nino," a book on the Rothschilds and Walter Isaacson's "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life."
Benjamin Franklin- Fear God, and your enemies will fear you. Supernatural: Elbert Hubbard- The supernatural is the natural not yet understood. Opportunity: Ralph Waldo Emerson- Every wall is a door. Mark 9:23 Everything is possible for him who believes. Proverbs 12:24 Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned, forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
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Benjamin Franklin On MONEY “[T]he Riches of a Country are to be valued by the Quantity of Labour its Inhabitants are able to purchase, and not by the Quantity of Silver and Gold they possess.” In 1729, a young Benjamin Franklin published a “Modest Enquiry” to advocate a paper currency to the Pennsylvania assembly. Franklin knew that “hard money” backed by precious metals restricted commerce, as its supply remained static while the needs and powers of labor advanced. His advocacy of a well-regulated system of public credit would influence Alexander Hamilton, the founder of America’s first National Bank. George Washington Against FREE TRADE “The promotion of domestic manufacturers will, in my conception, be among the first consequences which may naturally be expected to flow from an energetic government.” America’s first protective tariff, passed in 1792, charged an average 15.1% duty on imported manufactures. This not only funded 95% of the new government, it gave America’s infant ind ...
If one feels perplexed to view the world in the eyes of Benjamin Franklin to Walter Benjamin, Sri Aurobindo offers the necessary corrective.
The article needed more Benjamin Franklin and less Franklin Benjamin Moore. ;) jk. Lets dig up photos of that Sweet Shop!!
"The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it." ~Benjamin Franklin
Selling a MK ticket for Syndicate tonight..I'm open to offers, only deal in Benjamin Franklin's so no goats or buttons please 💷
lol. I thought that naked Benjamin Franklin in looked familiar - Timothy Busfield!
Only *** you should be tryna be friends w/ is Benjamin Franklin , Thomas Edison , Abraham Lincoln & George Washington .
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.” – Thomas Jefferson “In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.” – James Madison “Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” – Benjamin Franklin “I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” – George Washington “The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.” – John Adams
Benjamin Franklin n his friends call early this morning like come get us before 9:00
The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher John Taylor Gatto, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991 Call me Mr. Gatto, please. Twenty-six years ago, having nothing better to do at the time, I tried my hand at schoolteaching. The license I hold certifies that I am an instructor of English language and English literature, but that isn't what I do at all. I don't teach English, I teach school -- and I win awards doing it. Teaching means different things in different places, but seven lessons are universally taught from Harlem to Hollywood Hills. They constitute a national curriculum you pay for in more ways than you can imagine, so you might as well know what it is. You are at liberty, of course, to regard these lessons any way you like, but believe me when I say I intend no irony in this presentation. These are the things I teach, these are the things you pay me to teach. Make of them what you will. 1. CONFUSION A lady named Kathy wrote this to me from Dubois, Indiana the other day: "What big ideas are important to ...
Today in History: . 1723 – Benjamin Franklin arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 17.
By Edgar Williams Inquirer staff writer August 27, 1980 Even if you are not a history buff, you must know the charming little tale of Benjamin Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia.
Savoring dinner and a once-in-a-lifetime story of high drama. Oh secret, secret, secret... Benjamin Franklin was really right that "three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead" but only one is dead so the secret is now out! Oh secret, secret, secret, you are so very interesting and exciting.
People will accept your idea more readily, if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first. :)
"The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-- that God governs in the affairs of men." -Benjamin F…
A collection of quotes attributed to American author and inventor Benjamin Franklin.
Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none. - Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin gives us some great advice .
QOTD: He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Franklin, Benjamin
“"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin”
Napoleon Hill's Thought for the Day Opportunity never sneaks up on those who straddle the fence of indecision. Successful people are decisive people. When opportunities come their way, they evaluate them carefully, make a decision, and take appropriate action. They know that indecision wastes time that could be spent on more productive tasks. They also avoid unnecessary risks by implementing their decisions gradually. They don’t attempt to make every decision at the beginning. Each action is contingent upon the success of the one that preceded it. Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s wisest men, is said to have used a simple method to make difficult decisions. He drew a line down the center of a sheet of paper, and on one side he listed the “pros” of the decision; on the other, he listed the “cons.” In addition to simplifying the decision-making process, the list also served as a graphic illustration of the advantages and disadvantages of any decision, regardless of its complexity. The impact o ...
: “"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." Benjamin Franklin”
"If we give up liberty for security, we'll get neither because we deserve neither." Benjamin Franklin
"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." - Winston Churchill "We fix the price of gold and silver to make them valuable or not." - J. P. Morgan, in a letter to his son "We have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. They are not government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government, and it has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it." - Senator Louis T. McFadden, Chairman US Banking & Currency Commission "The principle we must keep in mind is that two people cannot both be the exclusive owner of the same thing at the same time. Yet fra ...
Today in 1723 -- Benjamin Franklin arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 17. www.unitedmarine.net
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." — Benjamin Franklin
of little A small leak will sink a great ship. -Benjamin Franklin
Free Kindle Download – Lady Justice and the Candidate October 5th through October 9th A must-read before the November General Elections Everyone thought that the slate of candidates for the Presidential election had been set until Benjamin Franklin Foster came on the scene capturing the hearts of American voters with his message of change and reform. Powerful interests intent on preserving the status quo with their bought-and-paid-for politicians were determined to take Ben Foster out of the race. The Secret Service comes up with a quirky plan to protect the Candidate and strike a blow for Lady Justice. Will there be a new resident in the White House or will it be politics as usual? Join Walt on the campaign trail for an adventure full of mystery, intrigue and laughs!
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The fact is, I hear and see Christians saying really stupid things. It’s embarrassing. Here’s the best of the best. Or the worst of the worst. 1.Evolution is just a theory. By that reasoning, belief in a Biblical God is also a theory — at least to non-believers. 2.If you don’t believe in God, you don’t know right from wrong. Ridiculous. Every day, we hear stories about pastors and other religious figures in a scandal of some sort. Infidelity, theft, child molestation, etc…Their belief in God didn’t help them be more moral, did it? 3.You can’t prove God doesn’t exist. Can we prove that he does? Most non-believers say that the burden of proof is on us who are theists. 4.Anything said while speaking in tongues. I grew up in an Assembly of God church. Speaking in tongues was a common practice. The way it works is that one person supposedly gets taken over by the Holy Spirit and begins to chant gibberish. Then after a few minutes, another church member “translates” the message from God. O ...
Which country was the first with health insurance? Germany was the first European country to establish a system for health insurance for its workers in 1888. How much apple pie was served at Yale? By the eighteenth century, apple pie had become so popular a dessert in America that Yale College served it every night at supper, and did so for more than a century. Can insects live without their heads? Some insects, after their head is severed, may live for as much as a year. They react automatically to light, temperature, humidity, chemicals, and other stimuli. Doesn't it hurt the lobster to prepare them that way? Not really, since they actually don't have a central nervous system, which in effect, is the brain. So there is no pain reflex such as humans have. If lobsters felt pain that acutely, they would hardly amputate or spontaneously drop their claws, both of which have been observed by researchers. Who was America's first political cartoonist? Benjamin Franklin was America's first political cartoonist. ...
In 1780, from his residence in France, Benjamin Franklin (he then being the American Ambassador to that kingdom) wrote the letter, below, to the English natural philosopher, Joseph Priestley. The quotation (highlighted in blue) is cited frequently in the history of life-extension.
Some give credit to Benjamin Franklin for discovering electricity, but his experiments only helped establish the connection between lightning and electricity, nothing more.
Benjamin Franklin In writing as Silence Dogood, No. 8 — 1722 Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.
Benjamin Franklin was an athiest pedophile that flew kites to get close to children hence why god struck him with lightning.
I heard on the radio this morning that in 1752 Benjamin Franklin opened the first hospital in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
GUN OF THE DAY – Thomas Matson Doglock Musket Rarely do you get the chance to know exactly how old a musket is. But our GOTD makes it very easy. This Thomas Matson doglock musket clocks in at .80 caliber and could have fired a one-ounce round ball or an equal weight of smaller shot. The doglock was one of the first safety systems and utilized a pivoting catch to hold the hammer in the fully cocked position. But to the real point – how old is it? The buttstock’s base reveals the carved date of 1732. What else was going on in that year? Benjamin Franklin started publishing “Poor Richard’s Alamanack” and George Washington was born. Just 281 years ago. Neat guns are everywhere in the NRA National Firearms Museum at Fairfax, VA.
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him." -- Benjamin Franklin
sleepy hollow S2 is great so far; "We continue to suffer heavy losses at the hand of the horseman of death" - Benjamin Franklin
“i want a BF :/. and by BF i mean Benjamin Franklin as in a 100 dollar bill”
"Saturday Night Live" host Sarah Silverman impersonated her late, good friend Joan Rivers in a sketch about the comedian roasting other celebrities in heaven. Steve Jobs, Richard Pryor, Lucille Ball, Freddy Mercury, and Benjamin Franklin were her main targets. Eartha Kitt introduced Rivers: "We've just received word that one of the greats has joined us here on the celestial stage. Ladies and gentleman of heaven, please welcome Miss Joan Rivers!" [ 352 more words. ]
Former Saturday Night Live writer/performer Sarah Silverman hosted the show last night (October 4), and one sketch honored legendary comedienne Joan Rivers, who died just last month at age 81. The bit had Sarah play Joan as she roasted a group of departed celebs, including Richard Pryor, Steve Jobs, Lucille Ball, Ava Gardner, Benjamin Franklin, and musical guest Adam Levine as Freddie Mercury. “Heaven! Heaven! Are you serious? Me in heaven?” Sarah/Joan said in her intro. “I guess I should be…
If only we could hear Joan roast this bit. "Saturday Night Live" paid tribute to Joan Rivers on Saturday with a dais in heaven featuring Sarah Silverman as Rivers, roasting everyone from Steve Jobs to Benjamin Franklin. We also got an...
John Lennox - science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both." ~ Benjamin Franklin once wrote an
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Enjoying Timothy Busfield as Benjamin Franklin in this season of SLEEPY HOLLOW.
Trivia: This silver catheter was invented by Benjamin Franklin for his brother, John. who suffered from a stone:
today I learned that Benjamin Franklin had syphilis and was a man ***
"The man who does many things makes many mistakes but he never makes the biggest mistake of all––doing nothing. ~Benjamin Franklin
Watch Matt Pensky in American Leadership Academy's and Benjamin Franklin match-up on Hudl.
"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move." -Benjamin Franklin Immovable: (Passive) People that will not learn, grow or change. Movable: (Passive) People looking for someone to follow. Those that move: (Active) People who choose and take responsibility for their own success and learning. Which one are you?
Bobby Shmurda stole the " Hot Niggga" beat from the L.E.P Boys 2012 song "Benjamin Franklin" , but Shmurda used it so much better lol
"Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
"Energy and persistence conquer all things." -Benjamin Franklin Check out the schedule for plenty of opportunities to share your energy and persistence with us this week!
"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out." - Benjamin Franklin.
My best friend is white his name is Benjamin Franklin he always keep a 100
is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. ~ Benjamin Franklin
If you take pennies from your pockets and invest them in your mind, your mind will fill your pockets with money. -Benjamin …
It might be judged an affront to your understandings should I go about to prove this first principle: the existence of a Deity and that He is the Creator of the universe; for that would suppose you ignorant of what all mankind in all ages have agreed in. I shall therefore proceed to observe that He must be a being of infinite wisdom (as appears in His admirable order and disposition of things), whether we consider the heavenly bodies, the stars and planets and their wonderful regular motions; or this earth, compounded of such an excellent mixture of all the elements; or the admirable structure of animate bodies of such infinite variety and yet every one adapted to its nature and the way of life is to be placed in, whether on earth, in the air, or in the water, and so exactly that the highest and most exquisite human reason cannot find a fault; and say this would have been better so, or in such a manner which whoever considers attentively and thoroughly will be astonished and swallowed up in admiration. 21 ...
People can and do work together all the time, and they can clearly do most anything for themselves when they collaborate, but political movements focus on changing that which has been intentionally designed to remain unchanged. To petition the government to take the high ground is like asking a psychopath to start feeling shame and remorse. It cannot and will not, for the government is not the people - it is a corporate run pathocracy designed to give the impression of representative government. It may be representative, but it doesn't represent the will of the people, it represents the will of its owners. Progressive changes require huge investments from the people of their limited time, energy, and resources, but the hard won changes made from the blood, sweat, and tears they willingly shed for them, are quickly dismantled. Laws are either reinterpreted by the Supreme Court or they are simply not enforced. In fact, why do people have to constantly try to enact more laws to ensure the rights already "giv ...
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"If you desire many things, many things will seem few" -Benjamin Franklin
'Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.' Benjamin Franklin
Episode 202:  The Kindred – by Lori Carpenter   The Horseman of Death (Headless) is preparing Katrina for a ritual to make her his bride.  Henry, in his always present matter-of-fact way, informs Katrina she must become like Headless in every way.  Just as Headless is about to cut of Katrina’s head Abby wakes Ichabod, and it’s all a dream. Though we find out the dream comes from research he had been doing, and the ritual is indeed what the Horseman is planning.  Abby gets a text and is summoned to the station to meet the new police chief assigned to replace Captain Irving.   Sheriff Leena Reyers is let’s say not going to believe in a Headless Horseman and may stand in the way of Ichabod and Abbie fulfilling their duties as Witnesses.  Sheriff Reyers tells Abbie she is going to restore order to Sleepy Hollow.  Good luck, sister!    On the way to check out a possible location where the Katrina is being kept.  Abbie tells Ichabod he needs to stay focused on Moloch’s big picture.  She ...
"Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. St. Monday and St. Tuesday, will soon cease to be holidays. Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them." - Benjamin Franklin Year: 1753 Context: Letter to Collinson
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings.
Quote For Today “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. ” — Benjamin Franklin
Wouldn't it be cool if Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Franklin got to meet?
I am always recommending EVERYONE to read and educate themselves. Below is a short excerpt from a short essay/book offered on Amazon. And for those of you who think it is okay to give up our freedom for the sake of security, notice one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin's, comment back in the day. IT IS NOT OKAY to give up our GOD-GIVEN RIGHT of personal freedom in the the NAME OF NATIONAL SECURITY, or under the guise of. If our personal freedom IS A GOD-GIVEN RIGHT, then what does it mean when we are willing to give it up for the sake of national security? What does THAT mean if you are a Christian? I'll tell you what it means. It means we don't trust God to take care of us. It means we are saying God IS NOT BIGGER THAN MAN, THAN US. It means we are saying OUR GOVERNMENT IS BIGGER THAN OUR GOD. AND THAT! MY DEAR FRIENDS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA TODAY. Our leaders have said, THEY ARE biger than God. Some of them, even saying I AM GOD. And what have we done? WE, THE PEOPLE, HAVE STOOD BACK OR ...
"If you want something done, ask a busy person."- Benjamin Franklin. Marketingeye blog:
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Benjamin Franklin was Is one of the worlds greatest heroes ever.
"Who do you think would be a better role model? Michael Jackson or Benjamin Franklin?"
Just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, in reply to a woman's inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, Benjamin Franklin said, "A Republic, if you can keep it." A Republic is representative government ruled by law (the United States Constitution). A Democracy is government ruled by the majority (mob rule). A Republic recognizes the unalienable rights of individuals while Democracies are only concerned with group wants or needs for the good of the public, or in other words social justice. Lawmaking is a slow, deliberate process in our Constitutional Republic requiring approval from the three branches of government, the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches for checks and balance. Lawmaking in Democracy occurs rapidly requiring approval from the majority by polls and/or voter referendums, which in turn is mob rule 50% plus 1 vote takes away anything from the minority. Here is one example; if 51% of the people don’t pay taxes they can vote a tax increase on ...
Dr. Benjamin Franklin, June, 1787 - Framing the U.S. Constitution ". . . In this situation of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights, to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, where we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard; and they were graciously answered. . . . To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance? . . . We have been assured in the sacred writings that 'except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it,' I firmly believe this; and also believe without his concurring aid we ...
Things are really getting strange here in the country of Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Benjamin Franklin, Booker T and George Washington. Isn't anyone a bit concerned that so our weather patterns have completely gone crazy and the same people from colleges we weren't smart enough or rich enough to attend, tell us it's because of stuff we put into the air every minute of every day? And we ignore them! Or that people are disappearing even when they are in hey planes and we never find them? Doesn't the notion that rich people are gathering vast sums on Wall Street which is supposed to be connected to economic growth even though the economy seems to be at rest, and roads still have pot holes from two years ago? I'm more concerned that young boys cannot find work aren't being educated or motivated to be somebody but somehow are being killed every day by other boys using guns that are supposed to be hard to get. What about hearing that at least three women, mothers, sisters, and aunts of somebody ar ...
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TODAY IN THE PAST: SEPTEMBER 17, 1814 BALTIMORE, MD: Francis Scott Key publishes "The Star Spangled Banner," celebrating the Americans' lack of total defeat in the British attack of Fort McHenry and the nondestruction of its still young flag. Since you have likely sung this song, you will know that it is a terrible song. To sing it properly, you need a vocal range spanning nine octaves, the ability to sing two tones at once, and the ability to purr. What's worse, when it was first introduced, there were three additional stanzas, including one that simply called for the singer to screech like an eagle for nineteen minutes. This version of the song is rarely heard this way today—C-Span plays it when it goes off the air. Still, it became very popular . . . far more popular than the national anthem Benjamin Franklin proposed ("Turkey in the Straw"), and finally became our official national song in 1931. Tragically, Francis Scott Key died just one year earlier. He was demonstrating the song at a local carniv ...
Karen Coyle Tipton Debbie Carlyle Do your children know this? -Do their teachers? -Do you? Who Was Haym Solomon? Read this fascinating history of the $1 bill – All the way to the bottom to know about Haym Solomon. You may be in for quite a surprise! On the rear of the One Dollar bill, you will see two circles. Together, they comprise the Great Seal of the United States.The First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men come up with a Seal. It took them four years to accomplish this task and another two years to get it approved. If you look at the left-hand circle, you will see a Pyramid. Notice the face is lighted, and the western side is dark. This country was just beginning. We had not begun to explore the west or decided what we could do for Western Civilization. The Pyramid is uncapped, again signifying that we were not even close to being finished. Inside the Capstone you have the all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol for divinity. It was Franklin 's belief that one man ...
Canada - 250th anniversary of Quebec main post office - with Benjamin Franklin
George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln,Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant,Benjamin Franklin are the men who run this world. 💵
Hey is the exam in history for Frederick Douglas or Benjamin Franklin? Lol I forgot
For those that think we are better living in a surveillance society. Remember what Samuel Adams said... "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." Or to quote Benjamin Franklin: "The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either."
One of the prevailing myths taught in history classes is that the Founding Fathers of America were all Christian. The Declaration of Independence talks about God; the pledge of allegiance (which, incidentally, wasn’t even created until more than a century later) uses the words “under God”; and it all sort of jumbles together into the idea that Washington and crew were Bible-thumping Christian men. Well, they weren’t. For starters, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were both believed to be deists, who don’t follow the Bible explicitly but assume there’s a “god” because nature is so great. George Washington most likely followed pantheism, which is the belief that nature is god. John Adams was a Unitarian, an offshoot of Christianity that believes Jesus was a great guy, but not God’s Son. Alexander Hamilton was a typical Christian—but only later in life, after his son was killed.
is at Independence Hall for a committee meeting with John Adams and Dr. Benjamin Franklin.
Want to Time Travel Back to when John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, and Lord Howe? . 11:00a Sat Sep 13
and next we turn to Benjamin Franklin, who first Postmaster General of the U.S.
An Excerpt from my Abnormal Psychology text: "Writer James Joyce always carried a tiny pair of lady’s bloomers, which he waved in the air to show approval. "Benjamin Franklin took “air baths” for his health, sitting naked in front of an open window. "Alexander Graham Bell covered the windows of his house to keep out the rays of the full moon. He also tried to teach his dog how to talk. "Writer D. H. Lawrence enjoyed removing his clothes and climbing mulberry trees. (ASIMOV, 1997; WEEKS & JAMES, 1995) "These famous persons have been called eccentrics. The dictionary defines an eccentric as a person who deviates from common behavior patterns or displays odd or whimsical behavior. But how can we separate a psychologically healthy person who has unusual habits from a person whose oddness is a symptom of psychopathology? Little research has been done on eccentrics, but a few studies offer some insights (Stares, 2005; Pickover, 1999; Weeks & James, 1995). "Researcher David Weeks studied 1,000 eccentrics a ...
just asked "is a $100 bill called a Benjamin or is it called a franklin?"
WHEN YOU ARE GOOD TO OTHERS, YOU ARE BEST TO YOURSELF...Benjamin Franklin Pause and think about it!
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ― Benjamin Franklin
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.“ - Benjamin Franklin
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A conversation about a property tax hike. Many people do not want the citizenry involved so it's gotten ugly. Question/ statement: "This is sad and completely out of control, embrace each other, show love even when you don't agree, why does political agendas always turn in to so much hatefulness? It's more than likely going to pass but I understand the passion of both sides- would God be pleased with us reacting this way?" Response: This is sad to see citizens wanting to punish others for engaging in their government. Citizen engagement is the key to rediscovering, owning and preserving a self governing society. If we do not participate in our rights and responsibilities as citizens we are not exercising individual liberty, promoting personal and civic responsibility and control of the instituted government. It is out of love that we want people to be engaged. Life and liberty are secure only so long as the right of property is secure. Property is actually an extension of a persons life. Right now can we ...
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.". -- Benjamin Franklin
“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it" ... Benjamin Franklin
Energy and Persistence conquers all things. "Benjamin Franklin"
Benjamin Franklin was one wise man. He said. "Never ruin an apology with an excuse"
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.” —Benjamin Franklin
The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us – Benjamin Franklin.
I bet Benjamin Franklin had some magnificent pubes.
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Today in class my teacher was making a reference to a muscle that looks like a feather and this followed. Teacher: you know, like what they used to write with. Who was that guy who wrote with a feather? Me: Harry Potter! Teacher: I was thinking Benjamin Franklin.
Trivia Time! Benjamin Franklin demonstrated that lightning is electricity. He tied a key to a kite string during a thunderstorm, and proved that lightning and what form of electricity were the same thing?
want a bf. And by bf I mean Benjamin Franklin . As in 100 dollar bill
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. ~Benjamin Franklin
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. . – Be…
Sooo Damian Dtb says Benjamin Franklin invented the light...lol
"If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles." (Benjamin Franklin)
Glendale, CA has one but Benjamin Franklin's copy of the Declaration of Independence was stolen.
Like if you did not know! Keep it real! Wow, did you guys know that Benjamin Franklin who's face is on the 100 dollar bill Was NOT a president? I'm sure a lot of u did, But I'm sure ALOT of us didn't!
Full text: bin Laden's 'letter to America' Online document: the full text of Osama bin Laden's "letter to the American people", reported in today's Observer. The letter first appeared on the internet in Arabic and has since been translated and circulated by Islamists in Britain. Observer Worldview Sunday 24 November 2002 12.07 GMT In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, "Permission to fight (against disbelievers) is given to those (believers) who are fought against, because they have been wronged and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory" [Quran 22:39] "Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (anything worshipped other than Allah e.g. Satan). So fight you against the friends of Satan; ever feeble is indeed the plot of Satan."[Quran 4:76] Some American writers have published articles under the title 'On what basis are we fighting?' These articles have generated a number of responses, some of which adhered to ...
"A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins." -- Benjamin Franklin
Top ten US universities, by US News University Princeton, NJ The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton was the first university to offer a "no loan" policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition. Asian 19% University Cambridge, MA Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world. Asian 15% Yale University New Haven, CT Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, offers a small college life with the resources of a major research institution. Yale students are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive environment for living, learning and socializing. Asian 16% # 4 Columbia University New York, NY Columbia University has three undergr ...
"The hardest thing about quotes on the internet, is proving them."- Benjamin Franklin
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) was established in 2003 as a partnership between the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. It is a research, analysis and professional education organization dedicated to furthering the study and practice of global public engagement and cultural relations. Since its inception, CPD has become a productive and recognized leader in the public diplomacy research and scholarship community. Having benefited from international support within academic, corporate, governmental, and public policy circles, it is now the definitive go-to destination for practitioners and international leaders in public diplomacy, while pursuing an innovative and practical research agenda. In 2008, USC received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy from the U.S. State Department in recognition of the university's teaching, training and research in public diplomacy. CPD's Mission The USC Ce ...
"A good example is the best sermon" - Poor Richards Almanack 1747 When are we, as a society, going to start helping each other and stop "outsourcing" the solution to other entities such as the Gov't to solve our problems? We need care for one another and help one another just as God tells us to do in Isaiah 58. Verse 7 says it best, "Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them,and not to hide yourself from your own kin?". The most important line in that verse is the last "and not hide yourself from your own kin?" The solution begins with each one of us and those in our family, the solution doesn't begin with lawmakers. It begins with caregivers, like you and me. Founding father Benjamin Franklin believed that we should all volunteer in a spirit of cooperation for the greater good of society. Why not follow his lead of civic duty, community and in our own nation and start solving issues with our own volunteerism? Look in ...
1700 - The Anglo population in the English colonies in America reaches 275,000, with Boston (pop. 7000) as the largest city, followed by New York (pop. 5000). 1700 - In June, Massachusetts passes a law ordering all Roman Catholic priests to leave the colony within three months, upon penalty of life imprisonment or execution. New York then passes a similar law. 1701 - In July, The French establish a settlement at Detroit. In October, Yale College is founded in Connecticut. 1702 - In March, Queen Anne ascends the English throne. In May, England declares war on France after the death of the King of Spain, Charles II, to stop the union of France and Spain. This War of the Spanish Succession is called Queen Anne's War in the colonies, where the English and American colonists will battle the French, their Native American allies, and the Spanish for the next eleven years. 1706 - January 17, Benjamin Franklin is born in Boston. In November, South Carolina establishes the Anglican Church as its official church. 17 ...
"David Hasslehoff vs. The Berlin Wall" is the reason why Benjamin Franklin invented the television.
- Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” Benjamin Franklin
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Mike Hall: "Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson understood, a group praying and sharing meaningful scripture together, was a good thing."
The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Open to the public free of charge, the Library Company houses an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art. Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company is America's oldest cultural institution and served as the Library of Congress from the Revolutionary War to 1800. The Library Company was the largest public library in America until the Civil War.
what's up with Greg Gutfeld on glasses on end of nose? Is he trying to pretend he's Benjamin Franklin on crack?
Benjamin Franklin gazed compassionately from the bloody hundred dollar bill floating near Miss Chloe
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Abraham Lincoln are church of Philadelphia
Some of the most brilliant minds of our time have been known to have dyslexia: Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and John Lennon, to mention only a few...
'To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast in the very lap of...' - Benjamin Franklin
It's sad that more ppl no more about Einstein & Benjamin Franklin than they do Charles Drew, Hon Benjamin Banneker & Lewis Latimer
With faces such as Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin, it might not be a big surprise to soon see Rosa Parks grace the canvas of banknotes.
There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. -Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin is done with these thots.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable. Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard
In 1732, Benjamin Franklin published Poor Richard's Almanac.The book was filled with proverbs that preached prudence. ht…
“Fish and Visitors stink in 3 days.” . ― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack - stay 4 days just for giggles
In the old days of the colonies, the New England authorities would mix religion and colonization. They would say that to show his approval, God eradicated Native Americans. They considered this providence, divine intervention, and predestination. One thing that later set Benjamin Franklin apart as a "genius" was that his colonial mentality was often improved by his observation of the ironic differences between Christian claims and Native Americans, or in his word, "the salvages."
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Creditors have better memories than debtors. ― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack (1758)
Innovation: Patents that kill: IN 1742 Benjamin Franklin invented a new type of stove, for which he was offere...
The grave of Benjamin Franklin and his wife and many more heroes of the revolutionary war.
On This Day in History, August 4 ... On this day in 1753, George Washington, a young Virginia planter, becomes a Master Mason, the highest basic rank in the secret fraternity of Freemasonry. The ceremony was held at the Masonic Lodge No. 4 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Washington was 21 years old and would soon command his first military operation as a major in the Virginia colonial militia. Freemasonry evolved from the practices and rituals of the stonemasons' guilds in the Middle Ages. With the decline of European cathedral building, "lodges" decided to admit non-stonemasons to maintain membership, and the secret fraternal order grew in popularity in Europe. In 1717, the first Grand Lodge, an association of lodges, was founded in England, and Freemasonry was soon disseminated throughout the British Empire. The first American Mason lodge was established in Philadelphia in 1730, and future revolutionary leader Benjamin Franklin was a founding member. There is no central Masonic authority, and Freemasons ar ...
Since school is starting, here are a couple of interesting facts about some famous people and their education and/or lack of. P.S. school starts in 16 days. :) Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school. The oldest public school in the US was founded in 1635, and 5 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence graduated from this school, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, Samuel Adams and William Hopper. It is Boston’s Latin School. Sheryl Crow taught music at an elementary school before being discovered. Everyone's favorite smart guy, Leonard Nimoy (known of course for his role as Spock on "Star Trek") went to Antioch University in Ohio and received his master's degree in education. Billy Crystal worked as a junior high substitute teacher on Long Island while he waited for his career to take off. Among the classes he subbed for: girls' gym, which must have been a great source of material. J.K. Rowling, the "Harry Potter" author worked as an English teacher in Portugal a ...
What's next the Redskins name, oh wait they already are. If they ban the sale of the Confederate flag then they should ban the US flag, it flew over slavery for over 80 years, plus George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and more were slave owners
TODAY IN HISTORY: AUGUST 2ND 1776; **THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE** WAS SIGNED, The original document was a broadside printing, to detail to the rest of the world why the U.S. felt the need to declare independence. Thomas Jefferson was charged with drafting the document and started work in about June. But events overtook his intention swiftly. The U.S. was no longer considering independence, but actively fighting the British army to preserve it, and the tone of the document took a more general turn, from a statement on the U.S. to one about all people oppressed anywhere. On this day, August 2, in 1776, almost a month until the July 4 meeting that adopted document, the fifty-six members of the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. A possibly apocryphal story has it that after the signing of the document, a member of Congress spoke up that now that the deed was done Congress and the nation at large should “all hang together” against the British. Benjamin Franklin, displaying h ...
at a DC that has a picture of Sun Ra, Benjamin Franklin, & Meek Mill all on the same wall
Benjamin Franklin is by far the most handsome founding father
On This Day In History . . . On this day in 1774, dissenting British minister Joseph Priestly, author of Observations on Civil Liberty and the Nature and Justice of the War with America, discovers oxygen while serving as a tutor to the sons of American sympathizer William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood House in Wiltshire, England. Joseph Priestley shared the liberal religious and political philosophy of many of America’s revolutionary leaders, including Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, all of whom became his friends and correspondents. Priestley first met Franklin while both were living in London during the 1760s. Both were Renaissance men with established reputations as scientists and political philosophers and they embarked on an enduring friendship. In 1774, Franklin and Priestley attended the first Unitarian sermon given at the first Unitarian church founded in London. Unitarianism evolved out of a dissenting Christian tradition that denied the concept of the Trinity and ...
Learn Our History Today: On July 26, 1775, the United States Postal Service was established, with Benjamin Franklin being named the first Postmaster General. Franklin, who had experience as the postmaster of Philadelphia, put into place an impressive mail delivery system with routes going from Florida to Maine, in addition to service across the Atlantic to Great Britain. Today, the Postal Service is the largest civilian employer in the United States, employing over 700,000 people. These individuals work at more than 40,000 different offices spread out over the entire country, and handle over 212 billion pieces of mail a year. Also, on July 26, 1947, President Harry Truman signed one of the Cold War’s most important pieces of legislature- the National Security Act. This act effectively established the C.I.A, the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security council. All of these new organizations had been consolidated and streamlined from past gr ...
Benjamin Franklin is on my fav dollar Bill. The 100 dollar bill
Be it a conventional war or "asymmetrical" one the quote of Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce ring true.
We should all pay Benjamin Franklin about € 3 every time we change the time settings. He invented Daylight Savings …
I am currently obsessed with all things 'Hawkeye' whether it be Clinton Francis 'Hawkeye' Barton or Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce.
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Today in 1775 the Second Continental Congress unanimously selected Benjamin Franklin as Postmaster General at a salary of…
History of Optometry Roger Bacon first mentions lenses as useful for those with weakness of sight. • 1286 Approximate date of invention of spectacles in northern Italy by unknown artisan. • 1604 Johannes Kepler describes the function of the retina and demonstrates that concave lenses correct myopia and convex lenses correct hyperopia. • 1621 Willebrord Snell discovers the law of refraction. • 1623 First book on optometric principles, The Use of Eyeglasses, published in Spain by Daza de Valdes. • 1629 King Charles I grants a royal charter to the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, London. • 1783 John McAllister, Sr. opens first U.S. shop for optometric services, Philadelphia. By 1816 John McAllister & Son was making gold and silver spectacles in a family business that survived until early 20th century. • 1784 Benjamin Franklin invents a split bifocal lens for spectacles. • 1798 John Dalton describes color blindness. • 1801 Thomas Young discovers astigmatism and is first to map the nor ...
On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin the first Postmaster General of the United...
I feel no "shame" for such a "critter" I do feel PITY, and Contempt! "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." John Stuart English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873) I am not responsible for the faults, crimes, nor sins of Ioseph Stalin, Woodrow Wilson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Robespierre, "Bull" Connor, Vladimir Lenin, or Vladimir Tepes! Merely because of the color of my skin. Nor are the accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, Daniel Webster, Albert Einstein, Florence Nightingale, or Dame Margret Thatcher uniquely my inheritance because of my racial background. My "Band of Brothers" with w ...
"The best doctor gives the least medicines." ~Benjamin Franklin
"Would America have won the Civil War if Benjamin Franklin did not get along with Eleanor Roosevelt?"
"It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man." Benjamin Franklin
Someone bring me 20 Benjamin Franklin's and I'll give you my car.
are those faces Benjamin Franklin and Ulysses S. Grant?
You may delay, but time will not: Benjamin Franklin
"The way to see by faith is to cut the eye of reason" - Benjamin Franklin
my hair looks like Benjamin Franklin right now
Many people die at twenty five and aren�t buried until they are seventy five.-Benjamin Franklin
I'm a always keep it 💯 even when I change up like our good friend Benjamin Franklin
"Was Benjamin Franklin alive during the Civil War?" -the history major
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Benjamin Franklin has been credited for many different things, but did you know he started America's first circulating library? What city and what year?
The Speech of the Unknown From the Editor of Reverse Spins: The following is taken from Washington and His Generals: or, Legends of the Revolution by George Lippard, published in 1847. The signers of the Declaration of Independence sat in Independence Hall at Philadelphia, contemplating losing their heads or being hanged. Their courage wavered. The document sat there unsigned. An extraordinary catalyst was needed to move them to action. An unknown man rose and gave an electrifying speech. He disappeared soon after. By signing the Declaration, all were guilty of high treason under British law. The penalty for high treason was to be hanged by the neck until unconscious, then cut down and revived, then disemboweled and cut into quarters. The head and quarters were at the disposal of the crown. No wonder they wavered! No wonder they discussed back and forth for days on end before signing the document that carried so grave a penalty. An old legend dramatizes the story of the one who galvanized the delegates an ...
Crews have finished cleaning up debris from a tractor-trailer accident near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge that constricted several on-ramps Wednesday afternoon, snarling traffic in the area.
Benjamin Franklin wrote a very telling letter that explained America to those in Europe. This article should be read by everyone, it is called, "Information to those who would Remove to America." The main theme of it is that America is the home for the working man and not those that sit around and get paid. The last bit really stuck out to me and I think we as a country should try and get back to our roots and become the great nation that we were back then and not be known as the a lazy country. "...America is the land of labour, and by no means what the English call 'Lubberland' and the French 'Pays de Cocagne,' where the streets are said to be paved with half-peck loaves, the houses tiled with pancakes, and where the fowls fly about ready roasted, crying, "Come eat me!" - Benjamin Franklin
cara untuk influences people : 1. get favors - Get someone to do a favor for you—also known as the Benjamin Franklin effect. 2. Aim high -Ask for way more than you want at first then scale it back later 3. Names - Use a person’s name, or their title depending on the situation 4. Flattery - Flattery will actually get you everywhere 5. Mirroring - Mirror their behavior. 6. use tiredness - Ask for favors when someone is tired 7. offer they cant refuse -Ask for favors when someone is tired 8. Keep Quiet - Don’t correct people when they are wrong 9. Repeat stuff back - Paraphrase people and repeat back to them what they just said 10. NOD - Nod a lot while you talk, especially when leading up to asking for a favor
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"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin. "Odds and ends, odds and ends. Lost time is not found again" - Bob Dy…
My answer to Why does Benjamin Franklin's photo got inscribed in American Dollar? Shouldn't it be George Washington,…
In Amistad, The Last Battle of the American Revolution (1997), John Quincy Adams: [to the U.S Supreme Court] "James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington... John Adams. We've long resisted asking you for guidance. Perhaps we have feared in doing so, we might acknowledge that our individuality, which we so, so revere, is not entirely our own. Perhaps we've feared an... an appeal to you might be taken for weakness. But, we've come to understand, finally, that this is not so. We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding... that who we are *is* who we were. We desperately need your strength and wisdom to triumph over our fears, our prejudices, ourselves. Give us the courage to do what is right. And if it means Civil War? Then let it come. And when it does, may it be, finally, the last battle of the American Revolution."
This Wednesday, come learn more about Benjamin Franklin's sister, Jane, courtesy of the Old North Speaker Series!... h…
Stopped at Chipotle to pick up dinner. The two girls working the counter have decide that I "look like someone". The first says that I look like a professor from Hogwarts. The second says "you look like that guy, you know, Benjamin Franklin" (?!!!??) I wanted to explain to Girl 2 that it's probably not a good idea to tell a 40'ish year old guy that he resembles a historical figure typically pictured as a somewhat roly poly senior citizen with a bald pate but I just didn't have it in me. So join me later for a drink at The Hellfire Club where I will be teaching a class on how to give tongue warts to mouthy teenage girls.
First page of my family tree. Proof that I'm related to Benjamin Franklin. I'm basically royalty 👑🇺🇸
My husband Bics his head. He got tired of looking like Friar Tuck. He said if his hair grew long he'd look like Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin was wise enough to help found the United States of America.
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