Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Benjamin Franklin (170690)
We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Currently attributed to Benjamin Franklin, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, by many dictionaries of quotations. For notes concerning its authenticity, see Ben Franklin Laughing, ed. P. M. Zall, p. 154 (1980).