We have no poor houses in the Colonies, and if we had, we would have no one to put in them, as in the Colonies there is not a single unemployed man, no poor and no vagabonds.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

You never want to give up your liberty, even if you are told it is for security. The Patriot Act is a perfect example of giving up liberty for security. It says let us tap your phones so we can keep safe.

Benjamin Franklin
To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
Benjamin Franklin

The riches of a country are to be valued by the quantity of labor its inhabitants are able to purchase, and not by the quantity of silver and gold they possess; which will purchase more or less labor, and therefore is more or less valuable, as is said before, according to its scarcity or plenty.

Benjamin Franklin
Let all Men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly: Men freely ford that see the shallows.
Benjamin Franklin

He is ill clothed that is bare of virtue.

Benjamin Franklin
There cannot be a stronger natural right than that of a man's making the best profit he can of the natural produce of his lands.
Benjamin Franklin

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. Benjamin Fran

Benjamin Franklin
Tis against some mens principle to pay interest, and seems against others interest to pay the principle.
Benjamin Franklin

Where there is hunger, law is not regarded;and where law is not regarded, there will be hunger.

Benjamin Franklin
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.