Benjamin Franklin Resources

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was one of America’s most interesting historical figures. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Franklin pursued many subjects including writing, politics, invention, music, and more. He is known for pithy quotations as well as for statesmanship and his dedication to self-improvement. Here are some Ben Franklin resources that will help you learn more about him.

“Well done is better than well said.”
From Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1737

Benjamin Franklin, 1767, by David Martin

Benjamin Franklin, 1767, by David Martin

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander Time; for that’s the Stuff Life is made of.”
Poor Richard’s Almanack


When will you read Benjamin Franklin’s writing in Excellence in Literature?

E3.1 Focus text: Franklin’s Autobiography