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Benjamin Franklin

Date of Birth: January 17, 1706
Date of Death: April 17, 1790

"A penny saved is a penny earned." Benjamin Franklin
+ Attributions As an author, he published his now famous Poor Richard's Almanac under the pseudonym Richard Saunders. It contained timeless admonitions that have come down to us as adages like "a penny saved is a twopence dear" which has since been misquoted as "a penny earned is a penny saved." Advice    American Politician   

"Love your Neighbour; yet don't pull down your Hedge." Benjamin Franklin
+ Attributions Benjamin Franklin regularly published a book of quotes, proverbs, forecasts, and puzzles called "Poor Richard’s Almanack."  Franklin is now known, or is cited in many quotes as the person who popularized well-known maxims which had been said for as many as three hundred years before. 

It may not seem inspiring at first, but perhaps the inspiration in the quote lies in the the “Poor Richard” from the title.  He was a persona Franklin created, based perhaps on Jonathan Swift’s alter ego Isaac Bickerstaff.   Poor Richard was painted to be both a sort of “everyman” at the same time as being a philosopher and astrologer.  His words became proverbs that became popular in the United States and are still in use today.  Poor Richard is perhaps the wisdom in all of us. Famous    Love    Neighbors    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100   

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