• “Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1722)
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  • “Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1735)
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  • “If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1789)
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  • “When Men are employ’d they are best contented.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1771)
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  • “If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1789)
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  • “Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men . . . ambition and avarice — the love of power and the love of money . . . When united . . . they have . . . the most violent effects. Place before the eyes of such men a post of honor, that shall, at the same time, be a place of profit, and they will move heaven and earth to obtain it …” ~Benjamin Franklin, address at the Constitutional Convention titled “Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy,” June 2, 1787
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  • “In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1771)
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  • “In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1771)
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  • “Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1771)
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  • “If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1789)
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