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At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

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Source Notes: Poor Richard's Almanac, May 1733.

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 April 17, 1790) was one of the most prominent of Founders and early political figures and statesmen of the United States. Considered the earliest of the Founders, Franklin was noted for his curiosity, ingenuity and diversity of interests. His wit and wisdom is proverbial to this day. More than anyone he shaped the American Revolution despite never holding national elective office. As a leader of the Enlightenment he had the attention of scientists and intellectuals all across Europe. As agent in London before the Revolution, and Minister to France during, he more than anyone defined the new nation in the minds of Europe. His success in securing French military and financial aid was decisive for American victory over Britain. He invented the lightning rod; he invented the notion of colonial unity; he invented the idea of America; historians hail him as the "First American". The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will mark Franklin's 300th Birthday in January 2006, with a wide array of exhibitions, and events citing Franklin's extraordinary accomplishments throughout his illustrious career.

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At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty,...

Nov 10, 2011

The quotation discusses about each important trait that accompanies us in different ages. At twenties, we are young and vulnerable. It is wills that support us to go through difficult times to achieve a better status or realize our dreams. At thirties, we know more about the world and people. We become sophisticated. We use our cleverness or knowledge that we accumulated from youth to handle what encountered in life; at forties, we are like an old sailor on the sea. We know when to set sail, know where to go, and know where could get better fish. We are experienced and are wise. Thus, at the age, the judgments guide us to see the world, and to make decisions.