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"Do well by doing good." Benjamin Franklin featured on Canada Post's 250th anniversary stamp

stamp marking the 250th anniversary of Canada Post featuring a portrait of Franklin
Stamp marking the 250th anniversary of the first formalized postal service in Canada, initiated in June 1763 by Benjamin Franklin, then the Philadelphia-based postmaster for Britain’s colonies in North America. The stamp features a portrait of Franklin and a vintage scene of Quebec City.

Benjamin Franklin - the man who was called ‘the harmonious human multitude’

by turns pamphleteer, apprentice, printer, balladeer, inventor, philosopher, politician, soldier, firefighter, ambassador, family man, sage, delegate, signer, shopkeeper, bookseller, cartoonist, grandfather, anti-slavery agitator, Mason, and deist - Benjamin Franklin was all of the above and none of the above

"Do well by doing good." - Benjamin Franklin

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." - Benjamin Franklin

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A landmark stamp to be issued Monday by Canada Post to commemorate the 250th anniversary of formalized mail delivery in this country will feature a portrait of - huh? - American history icon Benjamin Franklin, the famed inventor, diplomat, philosopher and Founding Father of the United States.

But the Canadian postal tribute to Franklin - plotter of the would-be conquest of Quebec during the Revolutionary War - is not some colossal printing error.  read more »

"...a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind." - Albert Einstein

"Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind."
- Albert Einstein

"Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucius

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."
- Confucius

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
- Leonardo da Vinci

"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."
- Henry David Thoreau

Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum ("I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am") - philosophical Latin statement

Cogito ergo sum ("I think, therefore I am") - or -
Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum ("I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am")

This is a philosophical Latin statement proposed by René Descartes.
The phrase became a fundamental element of Western philosophy, as it was perceived to form a foundation for all knowledge.

— René Descartes

"Sweetness of true love would flee, vanished, on the way out of Privacy to be staged for Public Show. So would..." - LuCxeed

Sweetness of true love would flee, vanished, on the way out of Privacy to be staged for Public Show. So would sacred elegance of Marriage.

— LuCxeed

Shaw: Mean dog fights Good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected & replied, 'the one I feed the most'

"Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil." - Plato

"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." - Socrates

“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, 'The one I feed the most.'" ― George Bernard Shaw

"A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he's a man who's given himself a chance.."

"Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision."

"A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention."

— Aldous Huxley

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