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" For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older... "
The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the Late Dr ... - Page 412
by Benjamin Franklin - 1806
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Benjamin Franklin Book of Recipes

Hilaire Dubourcq - Cooking - 2004 - 192 pages
...Instances of being obliged, by better Information or fuller Consideration, to change my Opinions even on important Subjects, which I once thought right,...the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own Judgement of others. Most Men, indeed, as well as most Sects in Religion, think themselves in Possession...
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The European Constitution in the Making

Kimmo Kiljunen - Constitutional law - 2004 - 168 pages
...bener information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which 1 once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt 1 am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. [...] In these sentiments....
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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 381 pages
...Consideration, to change Opinions even on importam Suhjects, which I once thought right, hut found to he otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow the more apt I am to douht my own Judgmem, and to pay more Respect to the Judgmem of others. Most Men indeed as well as...
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Benjamin Franklin's Vision of American Community: A Study in Rhetorical ...

Lester C. Olson - History - 2004 - 323 pages
...Instances of being oblige 'd by better Information or fuller Consideration, to change Opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise."32 In 1754 Franklin was an American Whig who supported Britain's constitutional monarchy...
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The Threat of Anarchy Leads to the Constitution of the United States

Mary Mostert - Constitutional history - 2005 - 265 pages
...instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...pay more respect to the judgment of others. "Most inen indeed as well as most sects in Religion, think themselves in possession of all truth, and that...
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Turner's Words: Achieving Freedom

A. A. Sorensen - Fiction - 2005 - 388 pages
...of being obliged by better information or fuller consideration, to change positions — even on some important subjects, which I once thought right, but...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Thus I consent to this Constitution, even though it is not perfect, because I expect no better and...
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Point of Opinion

H. W. Farwell - Self-Help - 2004 - 144 pages
...better information or fuller consideration to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I had once thought right but found to be otherwise. It is...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. ... I doubt whether any other convention we can obtain may be able to make a better constitution. For...
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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive ..., Volume 1

John R. Vile - History - 2005 - 1009 pages
...proceedings when he pleaded for unanimity. In that widely circulated speech, after first observing that "the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others" (Farrand 1937, II, 642), Franklin observed: www.abc-clio.com ABC-CLIO CONFEDERAL GOVERNMENT I doubt...
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Benjamin Franklin: Scientist and Statesman

Brenda Haugen, Andrew Santella - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 112 pages
...instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. Thus I consent, Sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that...
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James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

Richard Labunski - History - 2006 - 352 pages
...many instances of being obliged by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others ... I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such."31 Franklin concluded his speech...
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