Benjamin Franklin: Founding Father Quote

Benjamin Franklin Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 269 details Share on Google+ - Quote 269 Linked In Share Button - Quote 269 There are two Passions which have a powerful Influence in the Affairs of Men. These are Ambition and Avarice; the Love of Power, and the Love of Money. Separately each of these has great Force in prompting Men to Action; but when united in View of the same Object, they have in many Minds the most violent Effect. Place before the Eyes of such Men a [Post] of Honor that shall at the same time be a Place of Profit, and they will move Heaven and Earth to obtain it.

Benjamin Franklin: Convention Speech on Salaries (unpublished) June 2, 1787

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