Thursday, June 26, 2008

Notabe Quote: Benjamin Franklin

“Think of these things: whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.”

– Benjamin Franklin


  1. Samuel Skinner June 29, 2008

    Two things
    – I’m pretty sure Franklin was an atheist.
    – I’m positive Franklin was NOT a good role model- he was so bad his son joined the British. He womanized incessently and his wife stood by him the whole time… until he got rid of her.
    – He also plagarized many of his famous quotes.

    The man was entirely self made though- coming into Phily with literally nothing but the clothes on his back and some bread. Still, not exactly a beacon of decency.

  2. Brian June 29, 2008

    He was a deist.

    I don’t emulate him as a role model – in fact the only person that I couldn’t find some fault with is Jesus Christ. Everyone has faults. Nevertheless, Franklin contributed some good things.

    My point in using his quote is that his statement is a wise one. I think it is wise to ponder where you came from, where you are going, and whom you must account.