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Re: quotations
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 12:39:10 PM »
Ben Franklin didn't say that.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 01:47:05 PM »
I can't get the link to work. A friend gave me a framed Ben Franklin quote for Christmas. Let me guess, he never said beer is proof god loves us...

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 02:03:01 PM »
Hey, it's not like I wrote the article, I just posted the link.  I did find a site that attributed the quote to Franklin but they didn't cite their source.  But when all is said and done, does it really matter?  Come on, they also quote Homer Simpson and he's not even real.  At least, I don't think he's real!
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Re: quotations
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 11:10:44 PM »
I can't get the link to work. A friend gave me a framed Ben Franklin quote for Christmas. Let me guess, he never said beer is proof god loves us...
That quote is just a marketing bastardization of something Franklin wrote about wine in a letter:

"We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana, as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy."
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Re: quotations
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 04:41:23 AM »
It is also well known that Ben Franklin was almost a tea totaler, rarely drinking alcohol.
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Re: quotations
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 05:44:02 AM »
"The problem with Internet quotes is you can't always verify the source" --Abraham Lincoln

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Re: quotations
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 06:08:50 AM »
Does it matter? Probably not much, but it must be the most misattributed quote about beer and there are so many good ones.
 
He did say - "Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy."
 
But from what I've read, Ben didn't like beer too much.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 06:16:17 AM »
"The problem with Internet quotes is you can't always verify the source" --Abraham Lincoln

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 06:31:32 AM »
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Re: quotations
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2014, 07:39:35 AM »
Ben Franklin didn't say that.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

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Re: quotations
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 08:26:03 AM »
Ben Franklin didn't say that.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

It no longer matters if Ben Franklin said it or didn't.

Go to a wine forum and tell them that!  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 09:33:17 AM »
My favorite Ben Franklin quote: "And while we are, as I may call it, Scouring our Planet, by clearing America of Woods, and so making this Side of our Globe reflect a brighter Light to the Eyes of Inhabitants in Mars or Venus, why should we in the Sight of Superior Beings, darken its People? Why increase the Sons of Africa, by Planting them in America, where we have so fair an Opportunity, by excluding all Blacks and Tawneys, of increasing the lovely White and Red?"

According to ol' Ben, "the Tawneys" also included Asians (all kinds), and he felt that the other "nonwhite" peoples we should exclude from America included Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians, Swedes, and all Germans except the Saxons. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 09:40:42 AM »
Ben Franklin didn't say that.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

It no longer matters if Ben Franklin said it or didn't.

I have seen it printed on T shirts, so it has to be true!
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 10:38:34 AM »
Ben Franklin didn't say that.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

It no longer matters if Ben Franklin said it or didn't.
I completely disagree.  It matters.

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I love this one. :)
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