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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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Franklin on Franklin

Paul M. Zall - 2005 - 315 Seiten
...that either Natural Inclination, Custom, or Company might lead me into. As 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 109 up in guarding against one Fault, I was surpriz'd by another. Habit took the Advantage of Inattention....
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - 2005 - 320 Seiten
...inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As I knew, or thought 1 knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the one and avoid the other. But 1 soon found I had undertaken a task of more difficulty than I had imagined. While my attention was...
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Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and ...

James O'Toole - 2005 - 304 Seiten
...[HENCE] I CONCEIVED OF A BOLD AND ARDUOUS PROJECT AT ARRIVING AT MORAL PERFECTION I SOON FOUND THAT I HAD UNDERTAKEN A TASK OF MORE DIFFICULTY THAN I HAD IMAGINED THO' I NEVER ARRIVED AT THE PERFECTION I HAD BEEN SO AMBITIOUS OF OBTAINING BUT FELL FAR SHORT OF IT,...
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - 2007 - 277 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 surpriz'd by another. Habit took the Advantage of Inattention....
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Dot Dot Dot 13

Stuart Bailey, Peter Bilak - 2007 - 104 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 employ'd in guarding against one fault, I was often surprized by another; habit took the advantage...
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The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin: 1757-1790

Benjamin Franklin - 2007 - 480 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 employ'd in guarding against one fault, I was often surprised by another; habit took the advantage...
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Daily Warm-Ups: CRITICAL THINKING - Level 2

2007 - 212 Seiten
...company might lead me into. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why 1 might not always do the one and avoid the other. But...found I had undertaken a task of more difficulty than 1 had imagined. While my care was employ 'd in guarding against one fault, I was often surprised by...
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Moral Cultivation: Essays on the Development of Character and Virtue

Brad K. Wilburn - 2007 - 159 Seiten
...virtuous. Interestingly enough, Franklin discovers that his presumption was wrong: But I soon found that I had undertaken a task of more difficulty than I had imagined. While my care was cmploy'd in guarding against one fault, I was often surpris'd by another. Habit took the advantage...
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