Benjamin Franklin Quote
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin, written by himself to a late period, and continued to his death by W.T. Franklin. Comprising the private correspondence and public negotiations of dr. Franklin and a selection from his works (1818 edition)
Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin, 1749 ed.
The life of Benjamin Franklin by Jared Sparks (1856), p. 408, Year 1776: "... replied Franklin, 'we must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.'"
Born: January 17, 1706
Died: April 17, 1790 (aged 84)
Bio: Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.