2nd, Circumspection, which surveys the whole Chess-board, or scene of action: - the relation of the several Pieces, and their situations; ... I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.But Ben Franklin didn’t just leave the world his myriad of inventions or a fledgling country called the United States of America – he also left a great deal of personal wisdom and advice from his many writings. Here are five of our favorite pearls of wisdom from Franklin, and what you can learn from them.1.Franklin’s most famous personal finance quote isn’t actually quite accurate. If you earn an hour, you will likely only see around .50 after taxes.Franklin’s life teaches that success is not only born from hard work, but also from diligent study.
In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride.Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, 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.In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." He became wealthy publishing this and Poor Richard's Almanack, which he authored under the pseudonym "Richard Saunders".After 1767, he was associated with the Pennsylvania Chronicle, a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British policies.