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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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Point of Opinion

H. W. Farwell - 2004 - 144 Seiten
...better information or fuller consideration to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I had once thought right but found to be otherwise. It is...judgment and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. ... I doubt whether any other convention we can obtain may be able to make a better constitution....
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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia ..., Band 1

John R. Vile - 2005 - 1009 Seiten
...proceedings when he pleaded for unanimity. In that widely circulated speech, after first observing that "the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt...judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others" (Farrand 1937, II, 642), Franklin observed: www.abc-clio.com ABC-CLIO CONFEDERAL GOVERNMENT...
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Benjamin Franklin: Scientist and Statesman

Brenda Haugen, Andrew Santella - 2005 - 112 Seiten
...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. Thus I consent, Sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that...
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Shapers of the Great Debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787: A ...

Joseph C. Morton - 2006 - 368 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. Most men indeed as well as most sects in Religion, think themselves in possession of all truth,...
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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - 2006
...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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Beyond Toleration : The Religious Origins of American Pluralism: The ...

Chris Beneke Assistant Professor of History Bentley College - 2006 - 320 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 this spirit, Franklin urged those assembled to refrain from criticizing the document in...
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James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

Richard Labunski - 2006 - 352 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 ... I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such."31 Franklin concluded...
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Not Your Usual Founding Father: Selected Readings from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 2006 - 303 Seiten
...of being oblig'd, by better Information or fuller Consideration, to change Opinions even on importnt Subjects, which I once thought right, but found to...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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Why, Must the World be Like This!

Thomas S. Walters - 2006 - 429 Seiten
...have experienced many instances of being obliged to change opinions even on important subjects which I thought right but found to be otherwise. It is therefore...apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more attention to the judgment of others." A few individuals would still hold out but all twelve states...
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Union 1812: The Americans who Fought the Second War of Independence

A. J. Langguth - 2006 - 482 Seiten
...changed his opinion often on important subjects because of better information or further reflection. "It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt...judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others." Franklin touched lightly on religion. He had always held his personal beliefs close to the...
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