• “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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  • “The good education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1749)
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  • “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1795)
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  • “Idleness and pride Tax with a heavier Hand than Kings and Parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the Latter.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1765)
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  • “How many observe Christ’s birth-day! How few, his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1743)
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