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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... "
Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Memoirs of His Early Life - Seite 255
von Benjamin Franklin - 1810 - 274 Seiten
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - 1999 - 920 Seiten
...many instances of heing obliged, by hetter information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to he otherwise. It is therefore that, the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment of...
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Making History Matter

Robert Dawidoff - 2000 - 245 Seiten
...conclusion presents his thinking: "I have experienced many instances of being obliged to change my opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more I am apt to doubt my own judgement of others."14 Jefferson would not have failed to take Franklin's...
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A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

Carol Berkin - 2003 - 310 Seiten
...of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them [T]he older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my...judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men indeed as well as most sects in Religion, think themselves in possession of all truth,...
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Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature

Paul Downes - 2002 - 239 Seiten
...apparent unanimity. (Writings, 114o)*'1 The speech is eminently reasonable and explicitly self-deprecating ("the older I grow the more apt I am to doubt my own judgement and to pay more respect to the judgement of others"-17). What stands out, from a stylistic...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 Seiten
...many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men indeed as well as most sects in religion, think themselves in possession of all truth,...
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Journal of the Federal Convention

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison - 2003 - 805 Seiten
...many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment, of others. Most men, indeed, as well as most sects in religion, think themselves in possession of all...
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Democracy Defended

Gerry Mackie - 2003 - 483 Seiten
...experienced many instances of being obliged by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. In such an atmosphere one should not expect individual or collective preferences to be consistent...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2003 - 608 Seiten
...many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right,...grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment and pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men, indeed as well as most sects in religion, think...
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A Revolution in Favor of Government:: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and ...

Edling, Max. M Edling, Research Fellow and University Lecturer Max M Edling - 2003 - 333 Seiten
...many Instances of being oblig'd. by better Information or fuller Consideration. to change Opinions even on important Subjects. which I once thought right....the older I grow the more apt I am to doubt my own Judgement and to pay more Respect to the Judgement of others. Franklin's speech was reprinted. in whole...
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Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, Band 1

John R. Vile - 2003 - 981 Seiten
...by quoting the words of Benjamin Franklin, in an address to the Constitutional Convention of 1787: '"[T]he older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my...judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others'" (659). 328 HAND, LEARNED Ken Qormley REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING: Cox, Archibald. 1947....
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