Dr. Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an author, printer, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Among Franklin’s inventions are the lightning rod, bifocals and the Franklin stove. He is also known as “The First American” for his campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France.

There are three Things extremely hard, Steel, a Diamond, and to know one’s self.

Observe all men; thy self most.