American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, Founding Father (1706-1790)
- "How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments."
- 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."
- Simple: People who can give up a little bit of freedom for safety will not be free or safe.
- Benjamin Franklin, Quotedb.com.