Questions tagged [benjamin-franklin]

Questions about the works of the American polymath Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) and his life as a writer. His writings include 'Poor Richard's Almanack', 'The Way to Wealth' (1758) and 'The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin'.

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Did Benjamin Franklin mix up his friends?

In Chapter Two of his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin discusses a trick he and one of his friends played on the rest of their group, wherein Franklin pretended to be the author of his friend's poem. ...
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What does Benjamin Franklin mean here in his essay, “On True Happiness”?

What does Benjamin Franklin mean here in his essay, "On True Happiness"? There is no happiness, then, but in a virtuous and self-approving conduct. Unless our actions will bear the test of ...