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"Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow."
(Poor Richard's Almanack, 1757)
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––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"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."
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––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments."
(Poor Richards Almanack, 1743)
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––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous."
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?"
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"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."
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself a slave to it."
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"The whole of that Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals. ... [I]t establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of."
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."
(Letter to Benjamin Vaughn, March 14, 1783)
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
––American Renaissance man -- satirist, statesman, inventor, and much more (1706-1790)

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