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" For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information or fuller consideration to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older... "
Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written by ... - Page 128
by Benjamin Franklin - 1794
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 608 pages
...change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that, the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment and pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men, indeed as well as most sects in religion, think...
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Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

John R. Vile - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 981 pages
...by quoting the words of Benjamin Franklin, in an address to the Constitutional Convention of 1787: '"[T]he older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others'" (659). 328 HAND, LEARNED Ken Qormley REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:...
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A Revolution in Favor of Government:: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and ...

Edling, Max. M Edling, Research Fellow and University Lecturer Max M Edling - Political Science - 2003 - 333 pages
...change Opinions even on important Subjects. which I once thought right. but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow the more apt I am to doubt my own Judgement and to pay more Respect to the Judgement of others. Franklin's speech was reprinted. in whole...
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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - History - 2004 - 314 pages
...change my opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men indeed as well as most sects in Religion, think themselves...
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The New Republic, 1783-1830

Rebecca Stefoff - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 116 pages
...change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that, the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment of others. Most men, indeed, as well as most sects in religion, think themselves in possession of all...
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Benjamin Franklin Book of Recipes

Hilaire Dubourcq - Cooking - 2004 - 192 pages
...change my Opinions even on important Subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that, the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own Judgement of others. Most Men, indeed, as well as most Sects in Religion, think themselves in Possession...
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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 381 pages
...to change Opinions even on importam Suhjects, which I once thought right, hut found to he otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow the more apt I am to douht my own Judgmem, and to pay more Respect to the Judgmem of others. Most Men indeed as well as...
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The Threat of Anarchy Leads to the Constitution of the United States

Mary Mostert - Constitutional history - 2005 - 265 pages
...change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. "Most inen indeed as well as most sects in Religion, think themselves...
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Turner's Words: Achieving Freedom

A. A. Sorensen - Fiction - 2005 - 388 pages
...positions — even on some important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. "It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Thus I consent to this Constitution, even though it is not perfect,...
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 256 pages
...change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men, indeed as well as most sects in religion, think themselves...
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