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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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Report of the Commissioner of Education Made to the Secretary of the ..., Band 1

United States. Bureau of Education - 1903
...assistance? ''•ате lived. 8'r> a I°n8 time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I T< , see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And. tbtikino^nwn ™ if » sparrow can not fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an...
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Report of the Proceedings and Addresses of the ... Annual Meeting, Bände 1-3

National Catholic Educational Association - 1904
...article of our holy faith. Hear what our own Benjamin Franklin, at the age of eighty, says: "I have lived a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing...of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of man, * * * and I believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in our upbuilding no better...
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The Vital Past: Writings on the Uses of History

Stephen Vaughn - 1985 - 406 Seiten
...guidance? At one stage in the Philadelphia deliberations old Ben Franklin called for daily prayers, saying, "I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...
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Constitutionalism and Rights

Gary C. Bryner, Noel B. Reynolds - 1987 - 163 Seiten
...room for the divine protection. Our prayers . . . were heard, and they were graciously answered . . . the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. "49 Not only did the American Founders, in general, express a belief in God, they often expressed the...
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The Constitutional Convention and the Formation of the Union

Winton U. Solberg - 1990 - 428 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...longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...
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Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts, Funny Sayings: A Stupendous Collection of ...

Bob Phillips - 1993 - 343 Seiten
...consider. Ecclesiastes 7:14 Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know. Mark Twain PROVIDENCE The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of man; and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 Seiten
...governments, 1321 worth of a state, in the 1. r., is the worth of the individuals composing it, 1760 Longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, 703 Longevity has its place, 572 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882), 65 Look up and not down,...
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The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant Origins of American ...

Barry Alan Shain - 1996 - 416 Seiten
...Father of lights to illuminate our understandings." He implored that this be done, for he noted that "the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God 10E. S. Morgan, "Puritan Ethic," p. 240; and Bridenbaugh, Mitre and Sceptre, p. xi; see also Bridenbaugh,...
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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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