Quote of the Day: Certainty

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

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was born in Boston on January 17, 1706, and died in Philadelphia on April 17, 1790. Franklin was a polymath who excelled in many fields, including writing, science, invention, and politics.

As a writer, Franklin is best known for his Poor Richard’s Almanack and for his autobiography, which is considered one of the greatest examples of the genre. He was also a renowned inventor, who created many practical devices that are still in use today, such as the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove.

In politics, Franklin played a central role in the American Revolution, serving as a delegate to the Continental Congress and helping to draft the U.S. Constitution. He also served as the Ambassador to France, where he played a crucial role in securing French support for the American Revolution. After the war, he helped to establish the new nation’s first international treaty, the Treaty of Paris.

Franklin’s legacy extends beyond his accomplishments, as he is also remembered for his wit, his wisdom, and his famous sayings, such as “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” and “A penny saved is a penny earned”. His life story and his character have made him one of the most admired figures in American history.

The quote is from Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, and it means that in life, there are two things that are certain: that everyone will die, and that everyone will have to pay taxes. The quote is often used to express the idea that certain things in life are inevitable, no matter what. In this context, Franklin is saying that death and taxes are the only things that can be counted on as certain.

It is also a famous phrase and often being used in different situations, it is generally used to express that some things are just inescapable facts of life, and that one should simply accept them and move on, rather than trying to avoid or resist them. Alternatively, most people use it to show that life is unpredictable and we should make the most of uncertainty as it provides us with opportunities. Seize your opportunities today!

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