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" I shall only give you my opinion, that, though your reasonings are subtile, and may prevail with some readers, you will not succeed so as to change the general sentiments of mankind on that subject, and the consequence of printing this piece will be,... "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 184
von Benjamin Franklin - 1844
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Wonders of Providence: Remarkable and Authentic Providential Stories

J. Martin Rohde - 1911 - 344 Seiten
...mankind on that subject, and the consequence of printing this piece will be, a great -*--' -' -xlium drawn upon yourself, mischief to you, and no benefit...life without the assistance afforded by religion; you have a clear perception of the advantages of virtue, and the disadvantages of vice, and possess a strength...
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American Thought from Puritanism to Pragmatism and Beyond

1915 - 373 Seiten
...and the consequence of the printing of the piece will be a great deal of odium drawn upon himself, and no benefit to others. He that spits against the wind spits in his own face. Of the same nature as this homely piece of advice was Franklin's Information to Those Who would Eemove...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Band 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1916
...on that subject, and the consequence of printing this piece will be a great dea! of odium drawn on yourself, mischief to you, and no benefit to others....face. " ' But were you to succeed, do you imagine any guod would be done by it? You yourself may find it easy to lead a very virtuous life without the assistance...
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 228 Seiten
...the general sentiments of mankind on that subject, and the consequence of printing this piece will be, a great deal of odium drawn upon yourself, mischief...against the wind spits in his own face. But were you to suceed, do you imagine any good would be done by it? You yourself may find it easy to live a virtuous...
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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
...importance of religion as a primary force in the indoctrination and reinforcement of virtue in society. "You yourself may find it easy to live a virtuous Life without the Assistance afforded by Religion," Franklin responded to a critic, "you having a clear Perception of the Advantages of Virtue, and the...
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The Ten Commandments & Their Influence on American Law: A Study in History

William J. Federer - 2003 - 288 Seiten
...it. At present 1 shall only give you my opinion that. ..the consequence of printing this piece will be a great deal of odium drawn upon yourself, mischief to you, and no benefit to others. He that spits into the wind, spits in his own face. But were you to succeed, do you imagine any good would be done...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2004 - 586 Seiten
...grounds that the arguments could have harmful practical effects, not on the grounds that they were false. "You yourself may find it easy to live a virtuous life without the assistance afforded by religion," he said, "but think how great a proportion of mankind consists of weak and ignorant men and women,...
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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - 2004 - 381 Seiten
...Suhject, and the Consequence of priming this Piece will he a great deal of Odium drawn upon your self, Mischief to you and no Benefit to others. He that...against the Wind, spits in his own Face. But were you to sueceed, do you imagine any Good would he done hi it: You yourself may rind it easy to live a virtuous...
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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - 2004 - 314 Seiten
...Religion, with its appeals to love, hope, and fear, is the most reliable inducer of virtuous behavior. "You yourself may find it easy to live a virtuous Life without the Assistance afforded by Religion," Franklin admonished an anonymous correspondent, But think how great a Proportion of Mankind consists...
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The Bible in the Public Schools: Arguments in the Case of John D. Minor Et ...

2005 - 254 Seiten
...the general sentiments of mankind on that subject, and the consequence of printing this piece will be, a great deal of odium drawn upon yourself, mischief...yourself may find it easy to live a virtuous life, v/ithout the assistance afforded by religion ; you having a clear perception of the advantages of virtue,...
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