Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The proper quote

Quote from a tavern wall:
"Beer is the most tangible proof we have that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Ben Franklin

As good as that sounds, it is inaccurate.

For the record, here, in a letter addressed to André Morellet in 1779, is what Benjamin Franklin actually 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.