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" I firmly believe this ; and I also believe that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in- this political building no better than the builders of Babel. We shall be divided by our little partial local interests ; our projects will be confounded,... "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 155
von Benjamin Franklin - 1840
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The Constitutional Convention and the Formation of the Union

Winton U. Solberg - 1990 - 428 Seiten
...concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests;...confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance,...
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Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing

Herbert J. Storing - 1995 - 469 Seiten
...our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to niture ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from...this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human Wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.24 Franklin's specific proposal...
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The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787: Which Framed the Constitution ...

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison, Gaillard Hunt, James Brown Scott - 1999 - 731 Seiten
...concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests;...confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. - And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance,...
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Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature

Paul Downes - 2002 - 239 Seiten
...Winthrop), "we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel: we shall be divided by our little partial local interests;...confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages" (Franklin, Writings, 1139). Opinion and God are linked, in other words,...
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One Faith-Many Transitions: World-Views in Church History

K. G. Powderly, Jr. - 2002 - 512 Seiten
...succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance,...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2003 - 608 Seiten
...awed by the magnitude of their task and be humbled, not assertive. Otherwise, he concluded, "we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests,...become a reproach and a by-word down to future ages." 23 Hamilton warned that the sudden hiring of a chaplain might frighten the public into thinking that...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2004 - 586 Seiten
...awed by the magnitude of their task and be humbled, not assertive. Otherwise, he concluded, "we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests,...shall become a reproach and a by-word down to future ages."23 Hamilton warned that the sudden hiring of a chaplain might frighten the public into thinking...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2003 - 608 Seiten
...awed by the magnitude of their task and be humbled, not assertive. Otherwise, he concluded, "we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests,...confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a by- word down to future ages."23 Hamilton warned that the sudden hiring of a chaplain might frighten...
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Journal of the Federal Convention

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison - 2003 - 805 Seiten
...concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel. We shall be divided by our little partial local interests;...confounded; and we ourselves shall become a reproach and by-word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance,...
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The Astrological Karma of the USA

Steffan G. Vanel - 2004 - 258 Seiten
...than the builders of Babel. We shall be divided by our little partial, local interests. Out project will be confounded and we ourselves shall become a...wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest. I beg leave to move that hereafter prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven and its blessings on our...
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