Benjamin Franklin

American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, Founding Father (1706–1790)

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American inventor, journalist, printer, diplomat, and politician.

Benjamin Franklin

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  • "How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments."[1]     
Simple: So many people celebrate Christmas, but only a few people obey Christ's teachings. It is very much easier to keep a holiday than an instruction.
  • "Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."[1]
Simple: People who can give up a little bit of freedom for safety will not be free or safe.


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