Only virtuous people

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. ~ Ben Franklin

Things worth the writing

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. ~ Ben Franklin

Words not deeds

A man of words and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds. ~ Ben Franklin

No inconvenience whatever

I have perused your piece, and find it to be scurrilous and defamatory. To determine whether I should publish it or not, I went home in the evening, purchased a two penny loaf at the baker’s, and with water from the pump made my supper;…