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" ... a speckled ax was best." For something that pretended to be reason was every now and then suggesting to me that such extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which if it were known would make me ridiculous; that... "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Seite 331
1818
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Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1909 - 203 Seiten
...to me that such extream nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous; that a...now I am grown old, and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it. But, on the whole, tho' I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious...
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The Wealth of Friendship

1909 - 210 Seiten
...Henry David Thoreau Earl of Orrey Emerson Henry W. Shaw William Cowper Thomas Carlyle "Sartor Resartw" A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance. A man's social and spiritual discipline must answer to his corporeal. He must lean on a friend who...
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Franklins̓ Autobiography, Band 10

Benjamin Franklin - 1910 - 205 Seiten
...to me that such extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous ; that a perfect character might be attended with che inconvenience of being envied and hated ; and that a benevolent man should allow a few faults in...
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For Auld Lang Syne: A Book of Friendship

1911 - 106 Seiten
...the hazards we can run. — Edward Young. v A TRUE friend is forever a friend. — George MacDonald. A BENEVOLENT man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance. — Benjamin Franklin. A SLENDER acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions,...
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From Me to You: A Gift of Friendly Thoughts

Edwin Osgood Grover - 1911 - 64 Seiten
...gives; Whom none can love, whom none can thank, Creation's blot, creation's blank. — Thomas Gibbons BENEVOLENT man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance. — Benjamin Franklin * Jit Jt Iis well that there is no one without a fault, for he would not have...
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The Seventh Reader

Martha Adelaide Holton, Charles Madison Curry - 1914 - 335 Seiten
...reason, was every now and then suggesting to me that such extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be the inconvenience of being envied and hated; and that...I found myself incorrigible with respect to Order; ux> and now I am grown old, and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it. But, on the whole,...
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Benjamin Franklin and Germany ...

Beatrice Marguerite Victory - 1915 - 174 Seiten
...these travels. Perhaps these may have been mislaid, if made at all, as he says in his Autobiography: "In truth I found myself incorrigible with respect...now I am grown old and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it." The journey was made in the midst of a very exciting period of his life and...
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Benjamin Franklin and Germany ...

Beatrice Marguerite Victory - 1915 - 174 Seiten
...these travels. Perhaps these may have been mislaid, if made at all, as he says in his Autobiography: "In truth I found myself incorrigible with respect...now I am grown old and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it." The journey was made in the midst of a very exciting period of his life and...
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Stories of Achievement, Band 1

Asa Don Dickinson - 1916
...to me that such extream nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous; that a...now I am grown old, and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it. But, on the whole, tho' I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious...
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The American Mind in Action

Harvey Jerrold O'Higgins, Edward Hiram Reede - 1924 - 336 Seiten
...morals," that "a perfect character might be attended with the inconvenience of being envied and hated," that "a benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself to keep his friends in countenance." He observed this outwitting of conscience in himself humorously. Such an ability in man "to find or...
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