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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: His Life

Benjamin Franklin - 1888 - 311 pages
...instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment of others. Most men, in'deed, as well as most sects in religion, think themselves in possession of...
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Sketches of War History, 1861-1865: Papers Read Before the Ohio ..., Volume 1

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Ohio Commandery - United States - 1888
...even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but find to be otherwise. " It is, however, that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. " In these sentiments, sir, I agree to the constitution, with all its faults, if they are such; because...
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Sketches of War History, 1861-1865: Papers Read Before the Ohio ..., Volume 1

United States - 1888
...even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but find to be otherwise. " It is, however, that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. " In these sentiments, sir, I agree to the constitution, with all its faults, if they are such; because...
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The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries

John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond - United States - 1885
...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 judgment and to respect the judgment of others. I sign this Constitution with all its faults, if there are such, because...
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The Publications of the Southern New Hampshire Bar Association

Southern New Hampshire Bar Association - Bar associations - 1899
...possession of all truth ; and that wherever others differ from them, it is so far error. "But," he says, "the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment and to pay respect to the judgment of others." In their judicial intercourse, so far as I know, neither of these...
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A Library of Universal Literature: In 4 Parts, Comprising Science ..., Volume 6

Literature - 1900
...instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment of others. Most men, indeed, as well as most sects in religion, think themselves in possession of all...
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George Washington

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1901 - 419 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 spite of Franklin, supported in debate by Hamilton, Morris, and others, Randolph, Mason, and Gerry...
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The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present ..., Volume 6

David Josiah Brewer - Speeches, addresses, etc - 1901 - 4107 pages
...instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment of others. Most men, indeed, as well as most sects in religion, think themselves in possession of all...
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The Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 1

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or 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 judgment and pay more respect to the judgment of others. "Most men, indeed as well as most sects in...
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THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

FRANCIS NEWTON THORPE - 1901
...experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or 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 judgment and pay more respect to the judgment of others. "Most men, indeed as well as most sects in...
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