Benjamin Franklin King Quotes

Furnished as all Europe now is with Academies of Science, with nice instruments and the spirit of experiment, the progress of human knowledge will be rapid and discoveries made of which we have at present no conception. I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Letter, July 27, 1783, to naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society. Complete Works, vol. 8, ed. John Bigelow (1887-1888).
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The body Of Benjamin Franklin Printer (Like the cover of an old book Its contents torn out And stripped of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms. But the work shall not be lost For it will (as he believed) appear once more In a new and more elegant edition Revised and corrected by The Author.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. "Epitaph on Himself," vol. 10, Complete Works, ed. John Bigelow (1887-1888). Composed in 1728, when Franklin was 22, it was not used on Franklin's monument. See also Franklin on "life."
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Jack, eating rotten cheese, did say, 'Like Samson I my thousands slay.'
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, scientist. Attributed to Franklin. Jack and Roger (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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And with the self-same weapon, too!
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, scientist. Attributed to Franklin. Jack and Roger (l. 4). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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