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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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Franklin on Franklin

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 315 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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Point of Opinion

H. W. Farwell - Self-Help - 2004 - 144 pages
...change opinions, even on important subjects, which I had 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. ... I doubt whether any other convention we can obtain may be able...
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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive ..., Volume 1

John R. Vile - History - 2005 - 1009 pages
...proceedings when he pleaded for unanimity. In that widely circulated speech, after first observing 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" (Farrand 1937, II, 642), Franklin observed: www.abc-clio.com ABC-CLIO...
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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - Political Science - 2006
...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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James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

Richard Labunski - History - 2006 - 352 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 ... I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are...
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Union 1812: The Americans who Fought the Second War of Independence

A. J. Langguth - History - 2006 - 482 pages
...changed his opinion often on important subjects because of better information or further reflection. "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." Franklin touched lightly on religion. He had always held his personal...
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Why, Must the World be Like This!

Thomas S. Walters - History - 2006 - 429 pages
...obliged to change opinions even on important subjects which I 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 attention to the judgment of others." A few individuals would still hold out but all twelve states...
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Shapers of the Great Debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787: A ...

Joseph C. Morton - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 368 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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Beyond Toleration : The Religious Origins of American Pluralism: The ...

Chris Beneke Assistant Professor of History Bentley College - Religion - 2006 - 320 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. In this spirit, Franklin urged those assembled to refrain from criticizing...
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Not Your Usual Founding Father: Selected Readings from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 303 pages
...to change Opinions even on importnt 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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