Conceiving God to be the fountain of wisdom, I thought it right and necessary to solicit his assistance for obtaining it; to this end I formed the following little prayer, which was prefix`d to my tables of examination, for daily use: "O powerful Goodness! bountiful Father! merciful Guide! Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest. Strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates. Accept my kind offices to thy other children as the only return in my power for thy continual favours to me."

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

American author, politician, philosopher, scientist

17 January 1706 — 17 April 1790

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Chapter 9


Time of publication: December 12, 2016

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