One of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He was a politician, inventor, statesman, scientist, diplomat and so much more. He was the 10th son of 17 children and his Father wanted him to enter the seminary but couldn’t afford it.
Ben Franklin was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, an author, an inventor, a statesman, a publisher and a ladies' man. He published the Poor Richard's Almanac, which in its day was extremely popular. It gave Franklin a vehicle for the many quotes he wrote. In 1789, he published one of his more famous that we still use today.