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Everybody has to go sometime. Even the great ones. It's what you leave behind that matters. Ben Franklin became a well known statesman, printer, inventor, scientist and writer because he was always working. Legend has it that many of his famous lines had their inspiration during quiet moments and regular rituals. He might advise “Well done is better than well said," or “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle,” because he had lived it. His cautionary "Look before, or you'll find yourself behind," is as prescient as his call to action, "Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today." Go and do, people. Leave behind important things.
Benjamin Franklin Museum