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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 governs 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... "
Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal : an Annotated Topical Bibliography ... - Seite 562
1993 - 821 Seiten
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Of Thee I Speak: A Collection of Patriotic Quotes, Essays, and Speeches

Steven Fantina - 2006 - 240 Seiten
...failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.-George Washington The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?--Benjamin Franklin Judéo-Christian roots support our luscious American tree....
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Perspective

Charles Gaines - 2006 - 420 Seiten
...declared his belief and dependence upon the leading of a sovereign God in founding this new nation: "I have lived sir, a long time, and the longer I live,...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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Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference?

Philip Yancey - 2006 - 351 Seiten
...a single word. Benjamin Franklin, a man not known for his piety, rose to address George Washington: "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men." He went on to state his fear that the various factions would argue their own interests and reach no...
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Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract With America, Teil 4

Newt Gingrich - 2006 - 271 Seiten
...Convention begin each day with a prayer. As the oldest delegate, at age eighty-one, Franklin insisted that "the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...truth — that God governs in the Affairs of Men." Because of their belief that power had come from God to the individual, they began the Constitution...
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Strength to Conceive: Establishing a Family of Faith

Nora L. Fozard - 2006
...Albert Einstein said, "The more I study science the more I believe in God." And Benjamin Franklin said, "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men." Mozart believed that his musical talents were a gift from God. Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci considered...
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The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the ...

Harold James - 2006 - 166 Seiten
...President and Lynne Cheney in 2003 sent out a Christmas card with a quotation from Benjamin Franklin: "And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"36 The new discussion of imperialism as a model is quite perplexing. In particular,...
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Memorial Day

Robert Haven Schauffler - 2006 - 360 Seiten
...moving that the proceedings be opened with prayer, addressed the President in these memorable words : " I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of the truth that God governs in the affairs of men; and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...
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Physical: An American Checkup

James McManus - 2006 - 255 Seiten
...Lynn and Dick Cheney's Christmas card quoted Benjamin Franklin — wildly out of context, but still: "And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?" As the painter Frederick (played by Max von Sydow) observed in Hannah and Her...
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Benjamin Franklin: The First Civilized American

Phillips Russell - 2006 - 396 Seiten
...should be held every morning before the Convention began business. " The longer I live," said he, " the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: That God governs in the affairs of men." But the delegates were cold 5 only three of four supported Franklin's plea, and the assembly adjourned...
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - 2007 - 277 Seiten
...human soul may escape extinction altogether, and a just republic might at least never be forgotten. I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live,...without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?54 Should the Americans forget God, they will be like the builders of Babel, Franklin...
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