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1706

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1722


"Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech."


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1728


"I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous."


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1730

on 4/1730

"That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater Respect among the common People."


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"The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love; the Source of all that endearing Tenderness and Affection which arises from Relation and Affinity; the grand Point of Property; the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion; and, to sum up all, the Appointment of infinite Wisdom for these great and good Purposes."


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1733

in 1733

"A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine."


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in 1733

"This kind of Industry seems to me a great Virtue. He that is afraid to leave a warm Bed, and to walk in the Dark, and to dawb or tear his Clothes or his Skin; He that makes no Difference between Virtue and Vice, and takes no Pleasure in Hospitality; and He that cares not who suffers, if he himself gains by it, or suffers not; will not any one of them be industriously concernd (if their own Dwellings are out of Danger) in preserving from devouring Flames either private or publick Buildings."


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1734


"And as to the Cares, they are chiefly what attend the bringing up of Children; and I would ask any Man who has experienced it, if they are not the most delightful Cares in the World; and if from that Particular alone, he does not find the Bliss of a double State much greater, instead of being less than he expected."


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1735

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"Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason."


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1737

in 1737

"A penny saved is twopence clear."


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1738

in 1738

"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards."


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1742

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in 1742

"A Man may, if he know not how to save, keep his Nose to the Grindstone, and die not wirth a Groat at last."


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in 1742

"Have you something to do tomorrow; do it to-day."


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1743

in 1743

"How many observe Christs birth-day! How few, his precepts! O! tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments."


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1746

on 6/1746

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


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on 6/1746

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for thats the stuff life is made of."


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1747

in 1747

"Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may be disappointed. Strive to be the best and you may succeed: he may well win the race that runs by himself."


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1748


in 1748

"Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."


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in 1748

"Remember, that Time is Money."


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in 1748

"A Spoonful of Honey will catch more Flies than a Gallon of Vinegar."


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1749

in 1749

"Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is."


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in 1749

"History will also give Occasion to expatiate on the Advantage of Civil Orders and Constitutions, how Men and their Properties are protected by joining in Societies and establishing Government; their Industry encouraged and rewarded, Arts invented, and Life made more comfortable: The Advantages of Liberty, Mischiefs of Licentiousness, Benefits arising from good Laws and a due Execution of Justice, &c. Thus may the first Principles of sound Politicks be fixd in the Minds of Youth."


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in 1749

"Indeed the general natural Tendency of Reading good History, must be, to fix in the Minds of Youth deep Impressions of the Beauty and Usefulness of Virtue of all Kinds, Publick Spirit, Fortitude, &c."


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in 1749

"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."


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1752

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1753


"Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. St. Monday and St. Tuesday, will soon cease to be holidays. Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all you"


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1757

in 1757

"Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow."


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in 1757

D. Benjamin Francklin grand commissaire plenipoteniare...

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"If Men are so wicked as we now see them with Religion what would they be if without it?"


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1758

in 1758

"He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing."


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in 1758

"If you would be wealthy, says he in another Almanack, think of Saving as well as of Getting: The Indies have not made Spain rich, because her Outgoes are greater than her Incomes. Away then with your expensive Follies, and you will not then have so much Cause to complain of Hard Times, heavy Taxes, and chargeable Families."


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in 1758

"Sloth, like Rust, consumes faster than Labour wears; while the used Key is always bright... But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time, for thats the stuff Life is made of... How much more than is necessary do we spend in sleep, forgetting that The sleeping Fox catches no Poultry, and that There will be sleeping enough in the Grave."


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1759

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"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."


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1760


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Portrait of Franklin

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1763



"[I]have conceived a higher opinion of the natural capacities of the black race than I had ever before entertained. Their apprehension seems as quick, their memory as strong, and their docility in every respect equal to that of white children."


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1764


in 1764

The Paxton expedition, inscribed to the author of the farce.

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1765


"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."


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1766


"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer."


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1767


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"To the haranguers of the populace among the ancients, succeed among the moderns your writers of political pamphlets and news-papers, and your coffee-house talkers."


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1768


"Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy."


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1769



"Finally, there seem to be but three Ways for a Nation to acquire Wealth. The first is by War as the Romans did in plundering their conquered Neighbours. This is Robbery. The second by Commerce which is generally Cheating. The third by Agriculture the only honest Way; wherein Man receives a real Increase of the Seed thrown into the Ground, in a kind of continual Miracle wrought by the Hand of God in his favour, as a Reward for his innocent Life, and virtuous Industry."


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1770


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in 1770

B. [Benjamin] Franklin of Philadelphia L.L.D. F.R.S.

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1771


in 1771

"This gave me occasion to observe, that when Men are employd they are best contented. For on the Days they workd they were good-naturd and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily; but on the idle Days they were mutinous and quarrelsome, finding fault with their Pork, the Bread, &c. and in continual ill-humour."


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in 1771

"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."


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in 1771

"Human Felicity is produced not so much by great Pieces of good Fortune that seldom happen, as by little Advantages that occur every Day."


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1772

in 1772

"Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve."


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1774

in 1774

"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy."


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in 1774

"History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy . . . . These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and "


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1775


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in 1775

Frankelin [sic] Ministre plenipotentaire des Etats Unis...

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1776


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


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1777


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"[I]t is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own."


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1778


in 1778

D. Benjamin Franklin.

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in 1778

Benjamin Franklin né à Boston, dans la nouvelle Angleterre, le 17 janv. 1706.

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Benjamin Franklin ne a Boston dans la nouvelle Angleterre, le 17 Janvj. 1706

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1780

in 1780

On la vu désarmer les tirans et les dieux.

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in 1780

Benjamin Franklin, docteur en medecine.

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in 1780

Benjamin Franklin, born at Boston, the 17th January 1706.

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1782


in 1782

Benjamin Franklin.

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on 9/1782

"The almost general mediocrity of fortune that prevails in America obliging its people to follow some business for subsistence, those vices, that arise usually from idleness, are in a great measure prevented. Industry and constant employment are great preservatives of the morals and virtue of a nation. Hence bad examples to youth are more rare in America, which must be a comfortable consideration to parents. To this may be truly added, that serious religion, under its various denominations, is no"


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1783


in 1783

Benjamin Franklin ne a Boston, dans la nouvelle Angleterre...

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Benjamin Franklin

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"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."


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"There never was a good war or a bad peace."


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"All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savag"


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1784

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"Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old Inhabitants are not jealous of them; the Laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of the Patronage of great Men; and every one will enjoy securely the Profits of his Industry. But if he does not bring a Fortune with him, he must work and be industrious to live."


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"But they have two other Rights; those of sitting when they please, and as long as they please, in which methinks they have the advantage of your Parliament; for they cannot be dissolved by the Breath of a Minister, or sent packing as you were the other day, when it was your earnest desire to have remained longer together."


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"[E]very Man who comes among us, and takes up a piece of Land, becomes a Citizen, and by our Constitution has a Voice in Elections, and a share in the Government of the Country."


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Gift of Gloria Manney 2006

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"They are of the People, and return again to mix with the People, having no more durable preeminence than the different Grains of Sand in an Hourglass. Such an Assembly cannot easily become dangerous to Liberty. They are the Servants of the People, sent together to do the Peoples Business, and promote the public Welfare; their Powers must be sufficient, or their Duties cannot be performed. They have no profitable Appointments, but a mere Payment of daily Wages, such as are scarcely equivalent to "


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