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" I have lived, sir, a long time ; and the longer I live. the more convincing proofs I see of this truth : That GOD goverra in the affairs of men ! And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without... "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 154
von Benjamin Franklin - 1840
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In Search of the Republic: Public Virtue and the Roots of American Government

Richard Vetterli, Gary C. Bryner - 1996 - 269 Seiten
...opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity . . . the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men ... I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better...
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Becoming Citizens in the Age of Television: How Americans Challenged the ...

David Thelen - 1996 - 247 Seiten
...Goethe. Impeach the president for his claim of ignorance. (Clearwater, Fla.) Listen to Franklin's words: "I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I...of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of man." (Man, Newhall, Calif.) Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. (Spokane, Wash.) "No...
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Field Hearing on "education at a Crossroads--what Works? What's ..., Band 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, United States - 1996 - 354 Seiten
...who did not come to fully accept God until later in life, stated at a Constitutional Convention that "I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I...more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God govern* in the affairs of me." This period of my life led me to humbly accept a Sunday school teaching...
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Field Hearing on "education at a Crossroads--what Works? What's ..., Band 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, United States - 1998 - 354 Seiten
...who did not come to fully accept God until later in life, stated at a Constitutional Convention that "I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I...of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of me " Ibis period of my life led me to humbly accept a Sunday school teaching job. I had a growing concern...
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The Book of Prayers: A Man's Guide to Reaching God

Stephen L. Shanklin, Terry Whalin - 1998 - 188 Seiten
...need His assistance?" He paused to give his words some impact, then continued. "I have lived, sir, for a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing...of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of man." Finally Franklin pleaded with the assembly to begin each day in prayer. The Founding Fathers...
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The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787: Which Framed the Constitution ...

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison, Gaillard Hunt, James Brown Scott - 1999 - 731 Seiten
...felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the...live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — fhat God, Governs in flie affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the. ground without his...
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Great Preaching on Patriotism

Curtis Hutson - 2000 - 256 Seiten
...long weeks seeking some plan on which they could agree. At last Benjamin Franklin stood up and said: I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs 1 see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground...
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Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America

James H. Hutson - 2000 - 213 Seiten
...observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor." Franklin told the assembly that "the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that Cod Governs in the affairs of men" and he reminded them of the assurance "in the sacred writings" that...
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The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations

Martin H. Manser - 2001 - 497 Seiten
...opposition to God can ever be successful. John Calvin I have lived a long time, Sir, and the longer 1 live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. Benjamin Franklin Wherever God rules over the human heart as King, there is the kingdom of God established....
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Locke, Jefferson, and the Justices: Foundations and Failures of the US ...

George M. Stephens - 2007 - 224 Seiten
...principles in them. Benjamin Franklin proposed prayer each day to help resolve their problems, saying: "I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I...truth — that God governs in the affairs of men." But they did not have the prayers, because they could not afford a chaplain. Connecticut now advanced...
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