The Benjamin Franklin Story Essay

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The Benjamin Franklin Story

In my opinion Ben Franklin was the most influential of the founding fathers. He did a lot more than just help found our nation though. He was also a scientist, diplomat, businessman, and philosopher. I can't think of any person who is more quoted than he is, and he lived 200 years ago! Benjamin Franklin, born January 17, 1706, was the 10th son of 17 children. He was born and grew up in Boston. Even though he was considered by most to be extremely intelligent, he only attended grammar school for 2 years. When he was just 10 years-old, Ben began to work for his father as a candle maker (Sahlman). In 1717, he began to regain some of the knowledge that he was deprived when he was pulled out of
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2. During business attend to nothing but business, but be prompt in responding to all communications, and never suffer a letter to remain without an answer.
3. Never fail to met a business engagement, however irksome it may be at that moment.
4. Never run down a neighbor's property or goods and praise up your own. It is a mark of low breeding and will gain you nothing.
5. Never misrepresent, falsify, or deceive; have one rule of moral life, never swerve from it, whatever may be the acts or opinions of others.
6. Be affable, polite and obliging to everybody. Avoid discussions, anger, and pettishness, interfere with no disputes the creation of others.
7. Endeavor to be perfect in the calling in which you are engaged.
8. Make no investments without a full acquaintance with their nature and condition; and select such investments as have intrinsic value.
9. Never form the habit of talking about your neighbors, or repeating things that you hear others say. You will avoid much unpleasantness, and sometimes serious difficulties.
10. Be economical; a gain usually requires expense; what is saved is clear (Herrmann). Keith offered to arrange letters of credit and introduction for Franklin's trip to London to purchase equipment. Even though Franklin was a great business man, he wasn't expecting Keith to be unreliable. Due to the fact that he got to London without anything of real value, Franklin was stranded in Europe. He quickly found

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