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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... "
The Life of Benjamin Franklin; with Selections from His Miscellaneous Works - Seite 144
von John Stanley (printer.) - 1849 - 162 Seiten
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Dreiser: Sister Carrie; Jennie Gerhardt; Twelve Men

Theodore Dreiser - 1987 - 1168 Seiten
...on important Subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow the more apt I am to doubt my own...think themselves in Possession of all Truth, and that wherever others differ from them it is so far Error. Steele, a Protestant, in a Dedication tells the...
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Nomination of Robert H. Bork to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1989
...even on important subjects which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. I have been trying to say that for 2 days now, Senator, but this gentleman from Chicago called me and...
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The Constitutional Convention and the Formation of the Union

Winton U. Solberg - 1990 - 428 Seiten
...on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own...think themselves in possession of all truth, and that wherever others differ from them it is so far error. ... But though many private persons think almost...
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The Land of Fair Play: American Civics from a Christian Perspective

Geoffrey Parsons - 1994 - 180 Seiten
...on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that, the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Thus I consent, sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - 1994 - 629 Seiten
...on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that, the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment of others. Most men, indeed, as well as most sects in religion, think themselves in possession of all...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature, Band 1

Cyrus R. K. Patell - 1994 - 829 Seiten
...on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment." The point of this comment is to encourage his divided colleagues to settle for an "apparent unanimity"...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 Seiten
...on important Subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow the more apt I am to doubt my own...think themselves in Possession of all Truth, and that wherever others differ from them it is so far Error. Steele, a Protestant, in a Dedication tells the...
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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

Jean Edward Smith - 1998 - 800 Seiten
...It fell to Benjamin Franklin and James Madison to put the work of the convention into perspective. "The older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment," said the octogenarian Franklin. Not only was he astonished that a constitution that was the product...
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Founding the American Presidency

Richard J. Ellis - 1999 - 313 Seiten
...on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own...and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. ... I cannot help expressing a wish that every member of the Convention who may still have objections...
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Benjamin Franklin and His Gods

Kerry S. Walters - 1999 - 213 Seiten
...Franklin humorously congratulates the delegates on their willingness to consider dissenting perspectives: "Most men, indeed, as well as most sects in religion,...think themselves in possession of all truth, and that wherever others differ from them, it is so far error. Steele, a Protestant, in a dedication, tells...
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