Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on life, liberty, property, safety, legislature, and laws

No one's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

"an enormous proportion of property vested in a few individuals is dangerous to the rights, and destructive of the common happiness of mankind, and, therefore, every free state hath a right by its laws to discourage the possession of such property."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Sixteenth Article to the Pennsylvania Bill of Rights (that was only "narrowly defeated")

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on inspiration, talent, and courage

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on genius and patience

Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on liberty and freedom

Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor safety

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on war and peace

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There was never a good war or a bad peace.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on war, vice, peacem neighbor, new year, better, ethic, and moral

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on time, life, management, and time-management

If thou dost love life, then do not squander time... for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Franklin Covey

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on vegan, love, ecology, vegetarianism, eating, and murder

Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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