Image of Founder Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790
"Savages we call them, because their Manners differ from ours, which we think the Perfection of Civility; they think the same of theirs. Perhaps, if we could examine the Manners of different Nations with Impartiality, we should find no People so rude, as to be without any Rules of Politeness; nor any so polite, as not to have some Remains of Rudeness."source: Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America, 1784.native americans, race, civility, tolerance

Quote of the Day!

Enter your email and get daily quotes of genius from the Founders sent to your inbox!


Sponsors

The 9.12 Project Network rights reserved.