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" I cannot boast of much success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction to the sentiments of others, and all positive assertion of my own.... "
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Philosophers - 1818
...success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction...a fixed opinion ; such as certainly, undoubtedly, fyc. and I adopted instead of them, / conceive, I apprehend, or / imagine, a thing to be so, or so...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1818
...success i╗ acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction...sentiments of others, and all positive assertion of mine owh. I even forbid myself, agreeably to the old laws of our Junto, the use of every word or expression...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1818 - 519 pages
...success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction to the sentiments of others, and all positive assert ion of mine own. I even forbid myself, agreeably to the old laws of our Junto, the use of every...
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The Art of Employing Time to the Greatest Advantage, the True Source of ...

Conduct of life - 1822 - 312 pages
...success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction...others, and all positive assertion of my own. I even forbade myself, agreeably to the old laws of our Junto (a club formed, by Franklin at Philadelphia),...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1824 - 300 pages
...success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction...of others, and all positive assertion of my own. I soon found the advantage of this change in my manners; the conversations I engaged in went on more...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1830 - 300 pages
...success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a goqd deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction...sentiments of others, and all positive assertion of my own. 1 soon found the advantage of this change in my manners ; the conversations I engaged in went on more...
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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1834
...success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction...sentiments of others, and all positive assertion of mine own. I even forbid oyselú agreeably to the old laws of our Junto, the use of every word or expression...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: with notes and a life of the ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1840
...success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction...a fixed opinion ; such as certainly, undoubtedly, &,c., and I adopted instead of them, 1 conceive, I apprehend, or / imagine, a thing to be so 01 so...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, with Notes and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1848 - 612 pages
...success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction...a fixed opinion ; such as certainly, undoubtedly, &.c., and I adopted instead of them, 1 conceive, I apprehend, or / imagine, a thing to be so 01 so...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - Inventors - 1853 - 488 pages
...success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it. I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction...myself, agreeably to the old laws of our Junto, the success. The materials have been growing ever since. The form only is now to be given ; in which I...
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