Benjamin Franklin Resources
Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was one of America’s most interesting historical figures. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Franklin pursued many subjects including writing, politics, invention, music, and more. He is known for pithy quotations as well as for statesmanship and his dedication to self-improvement. Here are some Ben Franklin resources that will help you learn more about him.
“Well done is better than well said.”
From Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1737
- Meet Benjamin Franklin, by Stephen Kaufman
- Quotes from Franklin
- Copywork: How Benjamin Franklin taught himself to write well
- Franklin’s 13 Virtues–His Quest for Moral Perfection
- Whistles: A Letter from Benjamin Franklin
- Benjamin Franklin Biography, adapted from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
- Letters written to Franklin by Crèvecoeur and others
- Watch William Zeitler play the glass armonica, an instrument invented by Franklin
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander Time; for that’s the Stuff Life is made of.”
Poor Richard’s Almanack
When will you read Benjamin Franklin’s writing in Excellence in Literature?