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" I don't know how it happens, sister, but I meet with nobody but myself that is always in the right.' — II n'ya que moi qui a toujours raison. In these sentiments, sir, I agree to this Constitution, with all its faults, if they are such; because I think... "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 156
von Benjamin Franklin - 1840
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 Seiten
...September 17, 1787.— James Madison, Journal of the Federal Convention, ed. E. H. Scott, p. 741 (1893). government, but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered; and believe further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end...
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Early American Writing

Various - 1994 - 672 Seiten
...toujours raison." In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution, with all its faults, — if they are such; because I think a general Government...blessing to the people, if well administered; and I believe, farther, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end...
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Richard M. Weaver, 1910-1963: A Life of the Mind

Fred Douglas Young - 1995 - 217 Seiten
...just after they had signed the Constitution: I agree to this Constitution, with all its faults, if they are such, because I think a General Government...a blessing to the people if well administered; and believe further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end...
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Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of ...

I. Bernard Cohen - 1997 - 368 Seiten
...fuller consideration, to change my opinions even on important subjects." Furthermore, he thought that "there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people, if well administered." On the basis of these and other reflections, chief of which was the importance of adopting "a general...
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American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns: The Suppressed History of ...

Richard N. Rosenfeld - 1998 - 1012 Seiten
.... . . ISjays the Doctor, "In these sentiments I agree to this Constitution, with all its faults, if they are such, because I think a general government...be a blessing to the people, if well administered." Rut are we to accept a form of government which we do not entirely approve of, merely in the hopes...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 Seiten
...a toujours raison. In these Sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution, with all its Faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government...Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well administred; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administred for a Course of Years,...
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Birth of the Chaordic Age

Dee Hock - 1999 - 345 Seiten
...the true end of legislation. — EDMUND BURKE / agree to this constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general government...be a blessing to the people if well administered. . . . [It] can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when people shall become...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - 1999 - 920 Seiten
...sentiments, sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults — if they are such — hecause I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may he a blessing to the people if well administered; and I helieve, further, that this is likely to he...
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The Noblest Minds: Fame, Honor, and the American Founding

Peter McNamara - 1999 - 236 Seiten
...Federalists.8 This is the note he struck in his concluding speech to the Federal Convention itself: "There is no Form of government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well administred," he proclaimed, and ventured that the proposed Constitution would function admirably,...
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A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

Carol Berkin - 2003 - 310 Seiten
...heart of the matter. "I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such," he said, "because I think a general Government necessary for...be a blessing to the people if well administered." Unlike Gerry and Mason, Franklin believed that the government would be well administered for many years....
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