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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 Land of Fair Play: A Textbook of American Civics

Geoffrey Parsons - United States - 1920 - 217 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. "Thus I consent, sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that...
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Ireland's Woes and Britain's Wiles

Andrew Wyelie Gerrie - 1922 - 215 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. In these sentiments I agree to this Constitution with all its faults if they are such. I doubt too...
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The Foundations of the Modern Commonwealth

Arthur Norman Holcombe - Political science - 1923 - 491 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. . . . Thus I consent, Sir," addressing Washington, who was presiding, "to this Constitution because...
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Building the American Nation

Nicholas Murray Butler, Sir George Watson Foundation for American History, Literature, and Institutions - United States - 1923 - 375 pages
...instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change my 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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Nomination of Robert H. Bork to be Associate Justice of the Supreme ..., Part 2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - Judges - 1989
...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 have been trying to say that for 2 days now, Senator, but this gentleman from Chicago called me and...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1993 - 520 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, speech in the Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 17,...
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The Land of Fair Play: American Civics from a Christian Perspective

Geoffrey Parsons - Political Science - 1994 - 180 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. Thus I consent, sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 pages
...instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change my 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 Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 1

Cyrus R. K. Patell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 829 pages
...on September 1 7th, "I have experienced many instances of being obliged ... to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment." The point of this comment is to encourage his divided colleagues to settle for an "apparent unanimity"...
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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

Jean Edward Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 800 pages
...It fell to Benjamin Franklin and James Madison to put the work of the convention into perspective. "The older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment," said the octogenarian Franklin. Not only was he astonished that a constitution that was the product...
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