About: Benjamin Franklin an inspiration

Benjamin Franklin a modern day visionary, revolutionary, statesman, diplomat, polymath, scientist, satirist, quote machine, free mason and what not. There are many who believe today, he almost predates present day bloggers.There are things he did that are still in fashion today, bi-focal lenses for example or the postal system he developed in USA is pretty much his brainchild. USA, today is perhaps embodiment of what, I think Benjamin Franklin would have been. But like a true hero he was an inspiration to many, yes there would have been a few instances where he would have said something that is not savory in today's times.However, I would like to see the positives and chose his positive impetus on philosophies and other things that he did and practiced and left back. he has made some useful contributions to all kinds of sciences, including social sciences. His some of the contributions includes fields of, statistics, oceanography, wave theory of light, lightning conductor, effect of temperature on conductivity, meteorology. That was all the things geeky and nerdy in his era. I mean he was a dictionary and appendix in a technical book both rolled into one. He was huge figure seemingly a widely respected one at that I would like to imagine...

His life is not only the example of his industrious genius, but also his immense talent to work hard and go through the grind so to speak. It is fascinating how he could do it all. All in a days of work. I guess he never had a bad day in office, cause he could do seemingly multiple things at once, with a grace of a virtuoso. i wonder if he was this creative genius who planned to do different things at different points in time,and did it with all sincerity.

Some random quotes from Benjamin Franklin

If Men are so wicked as we now see them with Religion what would they be if without it?

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

Mankind naturally and generally love to be flatter'd

Freedom of Speech is ever the Symptom, as well as the Effect of a good Government

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

But Benjamin Franklin is in inspiration to me as a Polymath. His pursue of his talents and creative and constructive utilization of these talents make him an inspiration for me. Many of popular quotes we use today as result of his humor and satire. He was an active publisher of his time and his Poor Richards Almanack gave him success as author. I like many think he will best be remembered for drafting American Declaration of Independence.  His work as a statesman and diplomat helped winning over the French and further the cause of American Independence. his writing and life perhaps laid the way of American Dream or the American way of free enterprise their community and many of his writing laid foundation of how America developed as community and country. His personal belief provide many interesting insight of his genius. I think any disciple of management or who pursues management must have a look at Benjamin Frankling and read his works. He is a was epoch a colossal in many ways. I am not sure though he is credited to an extent in which he has directly or indirectly shaped the world as we see it today

It was his birthday on 17 January. I think I will continue to draw inspiration from the virtues of his actions and intelligence. I think I will start reading his autobiography soon.

I would like to end this post list of thirteen virtues of Benjamin Franklin, please read carefully -

  1. "Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation."
  2. "Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation."
  3. "Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time."
  4. "Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve."
  5. "Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing."
  6. "Industry. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions."
  7. "Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly."
  8. "Justice. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty."
  9. "Moderation. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve."
  10. "Cleanliness. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation."
  11. "Tranquility. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable."
  12. "Chastity. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation."
  13. "Humility. Imitate Jesus and Socrates."

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