We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.

-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

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
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Benjamin Franklin

Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith.

Benjamin Franklin
While the path to wealth is clearly marked, few are willing to adapt themselves to the modest discipline that the journey requires. Instead, most choose the shinier track of debt-driven consumption, which they find further along is covered in vines and thorns.
Benjamin Franklin

What more valuable than Gold? Diamonds. Than Diamonds? Virtue.

Benjamin Franklin
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.
Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin
People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.
Benjamin Franklin

There is much difference between imitating a good man and counterfeiting him.

Benjamin Franklin
When men are employed they are best contented.