He that can have patience can have what he will.
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
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|Birth:||17th January, 1706|
|Death:||17th April, 1790|
|Profession:||Diplomat, Inventor, Politician, Postmaster, Writer|
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American". A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university.
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