Benjamin Franklin: 10 great quotes on his birthday

Benjamin Franklin is today remembered both as a great American statesman and as the scientist who flew a kite with a key in a thunderstorm. But for many Americans, Franklin is most affectionately recalled for his witty remarks and pithy proverbs. To help celebrate his 306th birthday on January 17, 2012, here are 10 favorite Franklin quotes. 

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1. Living a moral life

"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."

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