This important Benjamin Franklin quote contrasting monarch and republic is often misquoted.
Here is the actual Sep. 18, 1787 diary entry by Founder James McHenry.
James McHenry. (Sep. 18, 1787). Diary re. Benjamin Franklin, Mrs. Powel, monarchy or republic, James McHenry Papers, Manuscript Division, LOC (63.02.00) [Digital ID# us0063_02p1. Library of Congress.