Ben Franklin Quotes

Where there is Hunger, Law is not regarded; and where Law is not regarded, there will be Hunger.

— Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack (1755)

When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.

— Benjamin Franklin

It would be a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their income.

— Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1758

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

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.

— Benjamin Franklin

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.

— Benjamin Franklin, On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor; 29 November 1766

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

— Benjamin Franklin
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