Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
Tag: Benjamin Franklin
(1706–1790) One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.
Death and taxes
Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
The cause of all mankind
It 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.
Hear both sides
Printers are educated in the Belief, that when Men differ in Opinion, both sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Public; and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter: Hence [printers] cheerfully serve all contending Writers that pay them well, without regarding on which side they are of the Question in Dispute.
God or tyrants
Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.
Preserve your virtue and liberty
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Danger: Government at work
No man’s life, liberty, or fortune is safe while our legislature is in session.
A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.
A life worth living
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Debt ends liberty
When you run in debt; you give to another power over your liberty.