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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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The Works of ... Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 304 pages
...consideration, to change opinions even on important 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 judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men, indeed, as well...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesman - 1848 - 288 pages
...many instances of being obliged, by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions on important subjects, which I once thought right,...is, therefore, that the older I grow, the more apt am I to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men, indeed,...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1849 - 304 pages
...instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...judgment of others. Most men, indeed, as well as most sect* in religion, think themselves in possession of all truth, and that whenever others differ from...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin; with Selections from His Miscellaneous Works

John Stanley (printer.) - Statesmen - 1849 - 162 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. It is therefore the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment...
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Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of ...

Massachusetts. Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1856 - 422 pages
...many instances of being obliged by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my ovvn judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men, indeed, as well as most...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 25

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - American literature - 1862
...I have often been 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 doubt, too, whether any other Convention we can obtain may be able to make a better Constitution....
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The Autobiography and Essays of Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1864 - 231 pages
...being obliged, by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on imporlant subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It B, therefore, that the older I grow, the more apt I am to + Our reasons for ascribing this speech to...
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History of the Life and Times of James Madison, Volume 2

William Cabell Rives - United States - 1866
...or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought to be right, but found to be otherwise. It is, therefore,...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. " In these sentiments, I agree to this Constitution, with all its faults, if there be such ; because...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1852-1867

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1867 - 637 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. ... In these sentiments, sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such. ......
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The Guardian, Volumes 22-23

Conduct of life - 1871
...leading points. He said that he did not approve of it then, he was not sure that he might thereafter. " The older I grow the more apt I am to doubt my own...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are sue1.]. The opinions I have had of its...
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