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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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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia ..., Band 1

John R. Vile - 2005 - 1009 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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Point of Opinion

H. W. Farwell - 2004 - 144 Seiten
...more apt I am to doubt my own judgment and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. ... I doubt whether any other convention we can obtain may be...assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you invariably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors...
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Drafting the Constitution: Weighing Evidence to Draw Sound Conclusions

Kristin Eck - 2005 - 48 Seiten
...Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us ... I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain, may be able to make a better Constitution." Taking Sides Get Graphic Picture this! A seven-page document is printed and circulated in America....
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell Meltzer - 2005 - 192 Seiten
...there is no form of Government hut what may he a blessing to the people if well administered. . . . 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, their errors...
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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

Stacy Schiff - 2005 - 489 Seiten
...silence.* At a later and equally critical date, Franklin was perfectly philosophical on the subject: "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, their errors...
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Not Your Usual Founding Father: Selected Readings from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 2006 - 303 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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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - 2006
...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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In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy

A. D. Irvine, John Russell - 2006 - 486 Seiten
...Constitution with all its faults, if they are such, because I think a general Government necessary ... 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 errors...
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The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius

Joyce E. Chaplin - 2006 - 421 Seiten
...He confessed himself unable to agree with each word of the constitution. But that was not the point. "When you assemble a Number of Men, to have the Advantage of their joint Wisdom," he told his fellow delegates, "you inevitably assemble with those Men all their Prejudices,...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Band 1;Bände 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - 2007 - 228 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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