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" I doubt, too, whether any other convention we can obtain may be able to make a better Constitution. For when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions,... "
Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Memoirs of His Early Life - Seite 256
von Benjamin Franklin - 1810 - 274 Seiten
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Reform of the Federal Criminal Laws: Hearings Before the Committee on the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1981 - 1146 Seiten
...ponder what Benjamin Franklin said at the end of the debates over the federal Constitution: "[WJhen you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors...
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Bicentennial of the Constitution: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - 1982 - 100 Seiten
...AND THERE is NO FORM OF GOVERNMENT BUT WHAT MAY BE A BLESSING TO THE PEOPLE IF WELL ADMINISTERED, ... I DOUBT TOO WHETHER ANY OTHER CONVENTION WE CAN OBTAIN,...ASSEMBLE A NUMBER OF MEN TO HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR JOINT WISDOM, YOU INEVITABLY ASSEMBLE WITH THOSE MEN, ALL THEIR PREJUDICES, THEIR PASSIONS, THEIR ERRORS...
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Dreiser: Sister Carrie; Jennie Gerhardt; Twelve Men

Theodore Dreiser - 1987 - 1168 Seiten
...Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other....assemble a Number of Men to have the Advantage of their joint Wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those Men all their Prejudices, their Passions, their Errors...
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The Constitutional Convention and the Formation of the Union

Winton U. Solberg - 1990 - 428 Seiten
...Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other....assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors...
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Roots of the Republic: American Founding Documents Interpreted

Stephen L. Schechter - 1990 - 464 Seiten
...peroration in The Federalist No. 37 parallels Benjamin Franklin's closing speech to the Federal Convention: I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain...assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors...
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The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 1, The Creation ...

Bradford Perkins, Walter LaFeber, Warren I. Cohen, Akira Iriye - 1995 - 272 Seiten
...months, and tempers were frayed. Franklin, in a speech read for him by Wilson, appealed for unity: when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, . . . their...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - 1994 - 629 Seiten
...despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other....assemble a number of men, to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors...
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Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal ...

A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. - 1998 - 352 Seiten
...day, prior to its adoption, a statement of Dr. Benjamin Franklin was presented to the weary assembly: I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain...assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 Seiten
...Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other....assemble a Number of Men to have the Advantage of their joint Wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those Men all their Prejudices, their Passions, their Errors...
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National Constitution Center: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies - 1999 - 54 Seiten
...him a remarkably restrained assessment of the government he and his colleagues had labored to create: "When you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom," he noted, "you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions,...
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