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Benjamin Franklin

January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790
"In America, salaries, where indispensable, are extremely low; but much of public business is done gratis. The honor of serving the public ably and faithfully is deemed sufficient. Public spirit really exists there, and has great effects. In England it is universally deemed a nonentity, and whoever pretends to it is laughed at as a fool, or suspected as a knave."source: Smith, Writings of Benjamin Franklin, 7:4.wages, business interactions, public service, dignity

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