A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on america, body, history, liberty, safety, and work

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. This sentence was much used in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin's "Historical Review," 1759, appearing also in the body of the work. -Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Historical Review of Pennsylvania. 1759

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