A very nice research job by Politifact’s Steve Contorno and the APS’s Roy Goodman, detailed in this Politifact article: congratulations to all. Some Non-Bogus Quotes An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure: both this 1735 article and a 1750 letter. See Also Familiar (Mis)Quotations by a kindred soul at Johns Hopkins.
Unwind us a wine bar just off Hyde Park Square in Cincinnati. The fireplace area is decorated with at least one from Benjamin Franklin, “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” For more, see the Unwind Home Page. Image seen at news.cincinnati.com.
Historian Caroline Winterer has published this article on Dr. Franklin in the December 2013 issue of Smithsonian. To search the magazine’s site for Franklin, follow this link.
Secretary of State John Kerry will be picking up a yellow Labrador retriever puppy to be named Ben in honor of Ben Franklin, who’s known as the “Father of the American Foreign Service” and for whom the State Department’s diplomatic state dining room is named. – See more at boston.com.