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" 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 passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly... "
The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ... - Seite 221
von Benjamin Franklin - 1839 - 224 Seiten
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Our Constitution: Why and how it was Made - who Made It, and what it is

Edward Waterman Townsend - 1906 - 322 Seiten
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinions, their local interests and their selfish views. From such an assembly can...and I think it will astonish our enemies, who are awaiting with confidence to hear that our councils are confounded like those of the Builders of Babel;...
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The Writings of Benjamin Franklin: 1783-1788

Benjamin Franklin - 1906 - 703 Seiten
...their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perject production !>. expected ? It therefore astonishes me, Sir, to find...it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confident to hear, that our councils are confounded like those of the builders of Babel, and that our...
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Our Own Columbia that is to be

Leonard Brown - 1908 - 608 Seiten
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views. From such an assembly can...production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, elr, to find this system approaching so near perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our...
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Readings in the History of the American Nation

Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin - 1914 - 413 Seiten
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views. From such an assembly can...are confounded, like those of the builders of Babel ; and that our States are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting...
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Lectures on the Growth and Development of the United States, Band 4

Edwin Wiley - 1915
...with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, an-d their selfish views. From such an assembly can...are confounded like those of the Builders of Babel ; •Sparks. Life of Franklin, p. 518; Hunt, Madison's Journal, vol. ii., pp. 389-391. FRANKLIN'S SPEECH...
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Readings in American History

David Saville Muzzey - 1915 - 594 Seiten
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can...are confounded, like those of the builders of Babel ; and that our states are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting...
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Readings in American History

David Saville Muzzey - 1915 - 594 Seiten
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can...it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with conf1dence to hear U)»t our^ councils are confounded, like those of the builders of Babel ; and that...
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American Literature Through Illustrative Readings

Sarah Emma Simons - 1915 - 463 Seiten
...dispute with her sister, said: "But I meet with nobody but myself that is always in the right." It ... astonishes me, sir, to find this system approaching...enemies, who are waiting with confidence to hear that our counsels are confounded like those of the builders of Babel, and that our States are on the point of...
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American Patriots and Statesmen, from Washington to Lincoln: Patriotism of ...

Albert Bushnell Hart - 1916
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can...who are waiting with confidence to hear, that our counsels are confounded like those of the builders of Babel, and that our States are on the point of...
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Scenes from the Life of Benjamin Franklin

Louis Arthur Holman - 1916 - 83 Seiten
...is always in the right"; and reminding the members of their enemies who were confidently expecting "to hear that our councils are confounded like those of the builders of Babel, and that our States are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting...
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