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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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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Origins through ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - 2007 - 1193 Seiten
...concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall tes being in possession of the Right to import, this...the case with many other rights, now to be property bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance,...
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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - 2007 - 262 Seiten
...as a demonstration of their pride and power)." Franklin continued, "We shall be divided by our own little partial local interests; our projects will...confounded; and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a by -word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance,...
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Alexander Hamilton: America's Forgotten Founder

Joseph A. Murray - 2007 - 253 Seiten
...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...this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest. I therefore beg leave to move...
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EVOLUTION: A Grand Monument to Human Stupidity

Daniel Jappah - 2007 - 428 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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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - 2007 - 277 Seiten
...says he especially fears, should the convention end in failure, is that "Mankind may hereafter . . . despair of establishing Government by human Wisdom, and leave it to Chance, War and Conquest": Pangle, The Spirit of Modern Republicanism: The Moral Vision of the American Founders and the Philosophy...
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In the Name of Education

Jonas E. Alexis - 2007 - 411 Seiten
...building no better than the Builders of Babel; We shall be divided by our little partial local interest; 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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American Government: Balancing Democracy and Rights

Marc Karnis Landy, Marc Landy, Sidney M. Milkis - 2008 - 825 Seiten
...implored the delegates to think and act for a cause greater than themselves. If not, he warned, We shall be divided by our little partial local interests,...shall become a reproach and a by-word down to future generations. And, what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing...
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