"A thoughful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth."
-Henry Ward Beecher
from The American Flag
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
~Benjamin Franklin, in Historical Review of Pennsylvania
where there is the following note:
This sentence was much used in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin’s “Historical Review,” 1759, appearing also in the body of the work. - Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413
can 'give up'/sacrifice liberty/freedom
to gain/obtain security/safety deserve/'will lose' neither/both.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
~Benjamin Franklin, in the Penn. Assembly-Reply To Governor, Nov. 11, 1755.