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" It was about this time I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. I wished to live without committing any fault at any time ; I would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As... "
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ... - Seite 128
von Benjamin Franklin - 1818
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Benjamin Franklin, printer's boy, statesman, philosopher, and patriot

John Stevens C. Abbott - 1879 - 373 Seiten
...wished to live without committing any fault at any time. As I knew, or thought I knew what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the one and avoid the other. But I soon found that I had undertaken a task of more difficulty than I had imagined." — Autobiography, p. 105. ccived...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Notes and a Sketch of Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1886 - 238 Seiten
...inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the one and avoid the other. But I soou found I had undertaken a task of more difficulty than I had imagined. While my care was employed...
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Some Verdicts of History Reviewed

William Stebbing - 1887 - 416 Seiten
...to live without committing any fault at any time. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the one and avoid the other." He accordingly divided all the virtues into thirteen, temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality,...
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Benjamin Franklin: His Life

Benjamin Franklin - 1888 - 311 Seiten
...which I would not have you do." might lead me into. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the...task of more difficulty than I had imagined. While my care was employed in guarding against one fault, I was often surprised by another ; habit took the...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1888 - 192 Seiten
...inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the...task of more difficulty than I had imagined. While my care was employed in guarding against one fault, I was often surprised by another ; habit took the...
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Lessons from the Life of Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Benjamin Franklin - 1891 - 120 Seiten
...inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the...than I had imagined. While my attention was taken up in guarding against one fault, I was often surprised by another ; habit took the advantage of inattention...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. (Complete.): Prepared for Use in ...

Benjamin Franklin, Julian Willis Abernethy - 1892 - 192 Seiten
...inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As I knew, "or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the...task of more difficulty than I had imagined. While my care was employed in guarding against one fault, I was often surprised by another; habit took the advantage...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. (Complete)

Benjamin Franklin - 1892 - 192 Seiten
...inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As I knew,*or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the one and avoid the other. But I soon found 1 had undertaken a task of more difficulty than I had imagined. While my care was employed in guarding...
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Benjamin Franklin and the University of Pennsylvania

Francis Newton Thorpe - 1893 - 450 Seiten
...see why I might not always do the ene and avoid the other. But I soon found that I had un dertaken a task of more difficulty than I had imagined; while my attention was taken up and eare employed in guarding against one fanlt, I was often surprised by another; habit took the advantage...
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The Stenographer, Bände 8-9

1895
...inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the...undertaken a task of more difficulty than I had imagined. "I included under thirteen names of virtues all that at that time occurred to me as necessary or desirable,...
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