10 Sassy Quotes From Birthday Bro Ben Franklin

Fran Berkman
10 Sassy Quotes From Birthday Bro Ben Franklin
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To quote a venerable man, "It's all about the Benjamins, baby." The phrase is especially poignant today, on Benjamin Franklin's 307th birthday.

Even though he never became president, Franklin earned his spot on the $100 bill. The man wore more hats than Blossom, for crying out loud.

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Among his many roles, he was a revolutionary, a statesman, a political thinker, a scientist, an inventor, a writer, a musician and a diplomat.

Franklin is truly among the most interesting and quotable figures in the history of the U.S., or anywhere else for that matter. He taught us some hard truths, such as, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

To honor Franklin, Twitter users have busted out some of his very best quotes. Can you imagine how much Franklin would have dominated Twitter if he was alive today?

Scroll through the gallery above to see 10 notable Franklin aphorisms. If we left out one of your favorites, share it with us in the comments below.

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