Essay Archive - Benjamin Franklin
In his Autobiography Benjamin Franklin tells the reader that though he never acquired the virtue of humility, he did acquire the appearance of it. Many disagree with this statement and would conclude that in reality as well as appearance Franklin was an ambitious man and intent on self-improvement. Franklin was indeed an opportunist, always looking for an opportunity to advance himself, but he was America’s first universal man. He was an individual who could do many things exceedingly well and has paved the way for many who aspire to succeed i....