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Nothing is certain but death and taxes
Author: Benjamin Franklin. Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin, America's smartest nudist , was a prolific inventor. One of Franklin's most famous quotes states, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Good thing that image isn't on our currency.
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It was on this day in that Founding Father Benjamin Franklin wrote what was probably his last great quote, a saying about the Constitution and life that became true about five months later. In his time, Franklin may have been the most-quoted public figure of his generation. To this day, there are discussions about the origins of some of these quotes. Other famous Franklin quotes are well-documented. But Franklin was also authored quotes in public documents from his involvement with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention, and in a huge volume of personal correspondence. Franklin wrote in French and the letter was later translated for the printing of his private correspondence.