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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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Reform of the Federal Criminal Laws: Hearings Before the Committee on the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1981 - 1146 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...system approaching so near to perfection as it does. . . . Thus I consent, Sir, to this Constitution because I am not sure that it is not the best." Mr....
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Bicentennial of the Constitution: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - 1982 - 100 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, SlR, TO FIND THIS SYSTEM APPROACHING SO NEAR TO PERFECTION AS IT DOES; ... THUS I CONSENT, SIR, TO...
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Bicentennial of the Constitution: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - 1982 - 100 Seiten
...VIEWS. FROM SUCH AN ASSEMBLY CAN A PERFECT PRODUCTION BE EXPECTED? IT THEREFORE ASTONISHES ME, SlR, TO FIND THIS SYSTEM APPROACHING SO NEAR TO PERFECTION AS IT DOES; ... THUS I CONSENT, SIR, TO THIS CONSTITUTION BECAUSE I EXPECT NO BETTER, AND BECAUSE I AM NOT SURE...
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A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the United States Constitution

United States. National Archives and Records Service - 1978 - 35 Seiten
...delivered by his colleague James Wilson. Appealing for unity behind the Constitution, Franklin declared, "I think it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting...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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Dreiser: Sister Carrie; Jennie Gerhardt; Twelve Men

Theodore Dreiser - 1987 - 1168 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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The Constitutional Convention and the Formation of the Union

Winton U. Solberg - 1990 - 428 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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Roots of the Republic: American Founding Documents Interpreted

Stephen L. Schechter - 1990 - 464 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...astonishes me, Sir, to find this system approaching as near to perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies. . . . Thus I consent, Sir,...
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Representative Words: Politics, Literature, and the American Language, 1776-1865

Thomas Gustafson - 1992 - 469 Seiten
...finished product of their labors "will astonish our enemies, who are waiting to hear with confidence that our councils are confounded like those of the builders of Babel" (NFC, 653-4). i9 Joel Barlow, in the conclusion of his epic The Vision of Columbus, published the year...
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The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 1, The Creation ...

Bradford Perkins, Walter LaFeber, Warren I. Cohen, Akira Iriye - 1995 - 272 Seiten
...inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, . . . their local interests. . . . From such an assembly can a perfect production be...system approaching so near to perfection as it does. ... I cannot help expressing a wish that every member of the Convention who may still have objections...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - 1994 - 629 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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