What Are Some of the Most Popular Quotes of All Time?


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Examples of some of the most famous quotes include "Time is money" by Benjamin Franklin and "The Almighty has his own purposes" by Abraham Lincoln. Another famous quote is "To err is human; to forgive, divine" by Alexander Pope.

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What Are Some of the Most Popular Quotes of All Time?
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Benjamin Franklin is well known for being a part of drafting the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. He also helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris during the Revolutionary War. He pursued innovations in electricity, math and map making. Another famous quote from Franklin is "There was never a good war or a bad peace."

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and played a crucial role in ending slavery by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. He was elected for a second term and then assassinated in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln led the North to a victory during the Civil War and helped pass the 13th Amendment. Another famous quote from Lincoln is "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."

Alexander Pope was a self-taught scholar who was famous for his poetry, essays and criticisms. He also worked as a translator of literature and was a satirist. He is numbered among the great writers of the Enlightenment.

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