Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on heredity and honor

For Honour worthily obtain'd... is in its Nature a personal Thing, and incommunicable to any but those who had some Share in obtaining it.... Let the Distinction die with those who have merited it.  

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, Pages: 218

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on liberty and democracy

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.  Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Benjamin Franklin

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

"Wish not so much to live long as to live well."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

"Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?"

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on benjamin franklin, liberty, safety, security, and patriot act

Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on faith and reason

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

"LIGHT PURSE, HEAVY HEART."

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on loyalty, groups, cohesion, and unity

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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