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

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

Benjamin Franklin made so much money by his early 40s that he spent half his life in unofficial retirement. This allowed him time to learn and experiment with a number of inventions including bifocal glasses and the lightning rod. Eventually, he dedicated a lot of his time to public service becoming one of the most celebrated American founding fathers.
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