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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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Beyond Toleration : The Religious Origins of American Pluralism: The ...

Chris Beneke Assistant Professor of History Bentley College - Religion - 2006 - 320 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. In this spirit, Franklin urged those assembled to refrain from criticizing the document in its final...
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Why, Must the World be Like This!

Thomas S. Walters - History - 2006 - 429 pages
...have experienced many instances of being obliged to change opinions even on important subjects which I thought right but found to be otherwise. It is therefore...apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more attention to the judgment of others." A few individuals would still hold out but all twelve states...
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Union 1812: The Americans who Fought the Second War of Independence

A. J. Langguth - History - 2006 - 482 pages
...changed his opinion often on important subjects because of better information or further reflection. "It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others." Franklin touched lightly on religion. He had always held his personal beliefs close to the point of...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 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." - Benjamin Franklin "For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived...
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In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy

A. D. Irvine, John Russell - Philosophy - 2006 - 486 pages
...Constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure that I shall never approve them ... the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgement... I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such, because I think a...
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In Their Own Words

Bob Gingrich - History - 2006 - 260 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. I cannot help expressing a wish that every member of the Convention who may still have objections to...
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In Their Own Words: Founding Fathers & the Bible

Bob Gingrich - History - 2006 - 260 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. 1 cannot help expressing a wish that every member of the Convention who may still have objections to...
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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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Shortcuts to Happiness: Simple Things Happy People Do

Robert Sutherland - Self-Help - 2006 - 120 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. Benjamin Franklin If you have lived by the theory that you must always prove yourself right, then most...
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Alexander Hamilton: America's Forgotten Founder

Joseph A. Murray - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 253 pages
...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. In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because...
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