Quotation by Benjamin Franklin

There never was a good war or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Letter, July 27, 1783, to the botanist Sir Joseph Banks. Complete Works, vol. 8, ed. John Bigelow (1887-1888).

Franklin used the same words in a letter of Sept. 11, 1783, to New England revolutionary Josiah Quincy.
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