Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

But, ah, think what you do when you run in debt: you give another power over your liberty.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

In free governments, the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Sell not liberty to purchase power.

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.

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.

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