Most Virtuous People In History

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Benjamin Franklin

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Despite being the 15th of 17 children and the child of a candlemaker with only two years of formal schooling, Benjamin Franklin achieved much in his life. He organized his life around hard work, ambition, and thrift to be as productive as possible.

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Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow

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Hated by Republicans and respected by Democrats, MSNBC host and political commentator Rachel Maddow aims to be a voice of reason and intelligence on cable news. Behind the scenes, she deals with cyclical depression.