Benjamin Franklin: Founding Father Quote




Benjamin Franklin Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 913 details Share on Google+ - Quote 913 Linked In Share Button - Quote 913 Whilst the last members were signing [the Constitution], Doctor Franklin, looking towards the President's chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be panted, observed to a few members near him, that painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art, a rising, from a setting sun. I have said he, often and often, in the course of the session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President, without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting; but now at length, I have the happiness to know, that it is a rising, and not a setting sun.

Benjamin Franklin: debates in the Constitutional Convention, September 17,1787
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