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Who was William Franklin? To most, he was the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin, one of the United States’ Founding Fathers. However, to a select few, he was also a successful businessman and entrepreneur. In this blog post, we’ll explore the life and accomplishments of William Franklin, and see what lessons we can learn from him.

Discover the most interesting Mind, Life, Side, Heart quotes from William Franklin, and much more.


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About William Franklin

birth of the author

22 February 1730

death of the author

17 November 1813

occupation of the author

Soldier, Colonial Administrator, Politician


Surgeons must be very careful When they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions Stirs the Culprit–Life! — Emily Dickinson

A death–blow is a life–blow to some Who, till they died, did not alive become; Who, had they lived, had died, but when They died, vitality begun. — Emily Dickinson

How odd that girl’s life looks Behind this soft eclipse! I think that earth seems so To those in heaven now. This being comfort, then That other kind was pain; But why compare? I’m wife! stop there! — Emily Dickinson

I had no monarch in my life, and cannot rule myself; and when I try to organize, my little force explodes and leaves me bare and charred. — Emily Dickinson

I took one Draught of Life–I’ll tell you what I paid–Precisely an existence–The market price, they said. — Emily Dickinson

Our little kinsmen after rain In plenty may be seen, a pink and pulpy multitude The tepid ground upon; A needless life if seemed to me Until a little bird As to a hospitality Advanced and breakfasted. — Emily Dickinson

Lest I should be old–fashioned, I’ll put a trinket on. — Emily Dickinson

Spring’s first conviction is a wealth beyond its whole experience. — Emily Dickinson

Time is short and full, like an outgrown Frock–. — Emily Dickinson

Immortal is an ample word When what we need is by, But when it leaves us for a time, ‘Tis a necessity. — Emily Dickinson


Write me of hope and love, and hearts that endured. — Emily Dickinson

Sweet Skepticism of the Heart That knows and does not know And tosses like a Fleet of Balm Affronted by the snow. — Emily Dickinson

They say that ‘home is where the heart is.’ I think it is where the house is, and the adjacent buildings. — Emily Dickinson

An ear can break a human heart As quickly as a spear, We wish the ear had not a heart So dangerously near. — Emily Dickinson

Much Madness is Divinest Sense, to a Discerning Eye. — Emily Dickinson


Heaven is so far of the mind that were the mind dissolved–the site of it by architect could not again be proved. — Emily Dickinson

The Heart is the Capital of the Mind–The Mind is a single State–The Heart and the Mind together make A single Continent–One–is the Population–Numerous enough–This ecstatic Nation Seek–it is Yourself. — Emily Dickinson

Grant me, O Lord, a sunny mind–Thy windy will to bear! — Emily Dickinson

I felt a Cleaving in my Mind–As if my Brain had split–I tried to match it–Seam by Seam–But could not make it fit. — Emily Dickinson

His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part. — Emily Dickinson

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When we think of his lone effort to live and its bleak reward, the mind turns to the myth ‘for His mercy endureth forever,’ with confiding revulsion. — Emily Dickinson

Assent–and you are sane–Demur–and you’re straightaway dangerous–and handled with a chain. — Emily Dickinson


The brain is wider than the sky, For, put them side by side, The one the other will include With ease, and you beside. — Emily Dickinson

Just girt me for the onset with Eternity, When breath blew back, And on the other side I heard recede the disappointed tide! — Emily Dickinson

This so much joy! This so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory! — Emily Dickinson

Besides the Autumn poets sing, A few prosaic days, A little this side of the snow, And that side of the Haze…, Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind–Thy windy will to bear! — Emily Dickinson

I do not know the man so bold He dare in lonely Place That awful stranger Consciousness Deliberately face–. — Emily Dickinson

Inspiring Phrases From William Franklin

Afraid? Of whom am I afraid? Not death. For who is he? — Emily Dickinson

I would paint a portrait which would bring the tears, had I canvas for it, and the scene should be––solitude, and the figures––solitude––and the lights and shades, each a solitude. — Emily Dickinson

There is a solitude of space. A solitude of sea. A solitude of death, but these societies shall be compared with that profounder site–that polar privacy. A soul admitted to itself––Finite infinity. — Emily Dickinson

The revery alone will do If bees are few. — Emily Dickinson


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