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" I doubt, too, whether any other convention we can obtain may be able to make a better constitution ; for when you assemble a number of men, to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their... "
The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ... - Seite 276
von Benjamin Franklin - 1848 - 288 Seiten
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Navigating Comprehensive School Change: A Guide for the Perplexed

Thomas G. Chenoweth, Robert B. Everhart - 2002 - 259 Seiten
...to change opinions even on important subjects which I once though right, but found to be otherwise. ...For when you assemble a number of men to have the...their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interest, and their selfish views. . . .The opinions I have had of its (The Constitution) errors I...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 Seiten
...forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other. I doubt too whether...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, sir,...
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Journal of the Federal Convention

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison - 2003 - 805 Seiten
...forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other. I doubt, too, whether...of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, sir,...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2003 - 608 Seiten
...with all its faults — if they are such — because I think a general government necessary for us ... I doubt, too, whether any other convention we can...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, sir,...
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All Politics is Local: Family, Friends, and Provincial Interests in the ...

Christopher Collier - 2003 - 224 Seiten
...no matter how great their characters and minds: "For when you assemble a number of men to have the joint wisdom. You inevitably assemble with those men,...of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views." 31 And, indeed, there were some "local interests" that worried the Connecticut delegates in...
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The New Republic, 1783-1830

Rebecca Stefoff - 2005 - 116 Seiten
...forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other. I doubt, too, whether...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, sir,...
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Benjamin Franklin Book of Recipes

Hilaire Dubourcq - 2004 - 192 Seiten
...Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupt'd as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other. I doubt, too, whether...assemble a Number of Men, to have the Advantage of their own Wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those Men all their Prejudices, their Passions, their Errors...
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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Gordon S. Wood - 2004 - 299 Seiten
...the Convention and continued to look for ways to bring people together. He had come to realize that "when you assemble a number of men, to have the advantage...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views." This appreciation of diversity and clashing selfinterestedness in America was new; he had not...
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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - 2004 - 381 Seiten
...assemhle a Numher of Men, to have the Advamage of their joint Wisdom, you inevitahly assemhle wtth those Men all their Prejudices, their Passions, their Errors of Opinion, their local Iuterests, and their selfish Views. From such an Assemhh can a perfect Production he espected? It therefore...
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Benjamin Franklin: Live Wire

Janet Benge, Geoff Benge - 2005 - 197 Seiten
...forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other. I doubt, too, whether...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, Sir,...
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