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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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Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society, Volume 9

Kansas State Historical Society - Kansas - 1906
...Franklin was eighty-one years old, in the convention that formed the constitution of the United States. "The older 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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Our Own Columbia that is to be

Leonard Brown - Conduct of life - 1908 - 608 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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History of the United States from the Earliest Discovery of ..., Volume 6

Elisha Benjamin Andrews - United States - 1909
...several parts of this constitution which I do not approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them. The older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others." That the constitution might go before the people supported by apparent unanimity, he proposed as the...
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A History of the United States and Its People: From Their Earliest ..., Volume 6

Elroy McKendree Avery - United States - 1909
...several parts of this constitution which I do not approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them. The older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others." That the constitution might go before the people supported by apparent unanimity, he proposed as the...
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The Great Republic, Volume 2

Charles Morris - United States - 1913
...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 that Constitution, with all its faults, if they are such,...
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Readings in American History

David Saville Muzzey - United States - 1915 - 594 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...
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Readings in American History

David Saville Muzzey - United States - 1915 - 594 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...
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American Literature Through Illustrative Readings

Sarah Emma Simons - American literature - 1915 - 463 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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Bugle Calls of Liberty: Our National Reader of Patriotism

Patriotism - 1917 - 179 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 Society of Free States

Dwight Whitney Morrow - Forecasting - 1919 - 223 pages
...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." * When the alternative of accepting or rejecting the Covenant is finally presented to us it is unlikely...
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