History Quotes / BenjaminFranklin

3rd Jul '14 6:16:24 PM Premonition45
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->''Remember that time is money.''

->''Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain, and most fools do.''

->''Either write something worth reading or [[DareToBeBadass do something worth writing.]]''

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

->''Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn't.''

->''He means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things [[BunnyEarsLawyer absolutely out of his senses.]]''

to:

->''Remember ->''"Remember that time is money.''

->''Any
"''

->''"Any
fool can criticise, condemn and complain, and most fools do.''

->''Either
"''

->''"Either
write something worth reading or [[DareToBeBadass do something worth writing.]]''

->''They
]]"''

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

->''Those
"''

->''"Those
who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn't.''

->''He
"''

->''"He
means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things [[BunnyEarsLawyer absolutely out of his senses.]]'']]"''



->“If you’re going through hell, [[BadassCreed keep going.]]”

->''To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.''

->''Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.''

->“I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well-administred; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when [[HobbesWasRight the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.]]”

to:

->“If ->''“If you’re going through hell, [[BadassCreed keep going.]]”

->''To
]]”''

->''"To
find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.''

->''Be
"''

->''"Be
civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.''

->“I
"''

->''“I
agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well-administred; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when [[HobbesWasRight the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.]]”
]]”''

->''"Let me add, that only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."''



->"1700...More than a change of century, it was a change of mind...The Enlightenment. Religious wars died down...logic prevailed...'The Light of the Mind replaced the Fire In the Belly.' Hadn't Newton's Law of Gravitation proved that the heavens were driven by equations? Everywhere, the unthinkable was thought...'God is an equation!' In America, the trend could be summed up in two words; Benjamin Franklin."

to:

->"1700...->''"1700...More than a change of century, it was a change of mind...The Enlightenment. Religious wars died down...logic prevailed...'The Light of the Mind replaced the Fire In the Belly.' Hadn't Newton's Law of Gravitation proved that the heavens were driven by equations? Everywhere, the unthinkable was thought...'God is an equation!' In America, the trend could be summed up in two words; Benjamin Franklin.""''



->''As it proved, both Jefferson and Adams publicly endorsed the Constitution, each with fingers crossed; each confident that one day, more soon than late, there would be another convention and what proved fault could be corrected. Neither was as prescient, even as harsh, as America's great universal man--publisher, author, diplomat, inventor Benjamin Franklin in his endorsement [[[DamnedByFaintPraise sic?]]] of the 1787 document, forged in his hometown of Philadelphia... No wonder so many academic histories of our republic and it origins tend to gazed fixedly upon the sunny aspects of a history growing ever darker. No wonder they choose to disregard the wise, [[TheEndIsNigh eerily prescient]] voice of the authentic Franklin in favor of [[BigFun the jolly fat ventriloquist of common lore]], with his simple maxims for simple folk...''

to:

->''As ->''"As it proved, both Jefferson and Adams publicly endorsed the Constitution, each with fingers crossed; each confident that one day, more soon than late, there would be another convention and what proved fault could be corrected. Neither was as prescient, even as harsh, as America's great universal man--publisher, author, diplomat, inventor Benjamin Franklin in his endorsement [[[DamnedByFaintPraise sic?]]] of the 1787 document, forged in his hometown of Philadelphia... No wonder so many academic histories of our republic and it origins tend to gazed fixedly upon the sunny aspects of a history growing ever darker. No wonder they choose to disregard the wise, [[TheEndIsNigh eerily prescient]] voice of the authentic Franklin in favor of [[BigFun the jolly fat ventriloquist of common lore]], with his simple maxims for simple folk...''"''
13th Jan '14 10:34:21 AM LongLiveHumour
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-->-- On [[TeethClenchedTeamwork esteemed colleague]] JohnAdams

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-->-- On [[TeethClenchedTeamwork esteemed colleague]] JohnAdams
UsefulNotes/JohnAdams
11th Jan '14 11:52:17 AM johnnyfog
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->''"He means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things [[BunnyEarsLawyer absolutely out of his senses.]]''

to:

->''"He ->''He means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things [[BunnyEarsLawyer absolutely out of his senses.]]''
11th Jan '14 11:52:00 AM johnnyfog
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->Remember that time is money.

->Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain, and most fools do.

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

->Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn't.

to:

->Remember ->''Remember that time is money.

->Any
money.''

->''Any
fool can criticise, condemn and complain, and most fools do.

->They
do.''

->''Either write something worth reading or [[DareToBeBadass do something worth writing.]]''

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

->Those
safety.''

->''Those
who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn't.
didn't.''

->''"He means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things [[BunnyEarsLawyer absolutely out of his senses.]]''
-->-- On [[TeethClenchedTeamwork esteemed colleague]] JohnAdams

->''“Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”''

->“If you’re going through hell, [[BadassCreed keep going.]]”

->''To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.''

->''Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.''

->“I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well-administred; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when [[HobbesWasRight the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.]]”


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->''As it proved, both Jefferson and Adams publicly endorsed the Constitution, each with fingers crossed; each confident that one day, more soon than late, there would be another convention and what proved fault could be corrected. Neither was as prescient, even as harsh, as America's great universal man--publisher, author, diplomat, inventor Benjamin Franklin in his endorsement [[[DamnedByFaintPraise sic?]]] of the 1787 document, forged in his hometown of Philadelphia... No wonder so many academic histories of our republic and it origins tend to gazed fixedly upon the sunny aspects of a history growing ever darker. No wonder they choose to disregard the wise, [[TheEndIsNigh eerily prescient]] voice of the authentic Franklin in favor of [[BigFun the jolly fat ventriloquist of common lore]], with his simple maxims for simple folk...''
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''', ''Inventing a Nation''
31st Jan '13 4:36:50 AM Nohbody
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-->Larry Gonick, ''Cartoon History Of The United States''

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-->Larry Gonick, ''Cartoon History Of The United States''States''
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31st Jan '13 4:36:34 AM Nohbody
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[[AC:Quotes by Benjamin Franklin]]

->Remember that time is money.

->Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain, and most fools do.

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

->Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn't.

[[AC:Quotes about Benjamin Franklin]]
->"1700...More than a change of century, it was a change of mind...The Enlightenment. Religious wars died down...logic prevailed...'The Light of the Mind replaced the Fire In the Belly.' Hadn't Newton's Law of Gravitation proved that the heavens were driven by equations? Everywhere, the unthinkable was thought...'God is an equation!' In America, the trend could be summed up in two words; Benjamin Franklin."
-->Larry Gonick, ''Cartoon History Of The United States''
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