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" Good," which, I think, was written by your father. It had been so little regarded by a former possessor that several leaves of it were torn out, but the remainder gave me such a turn of thinking as to have an influence on my conduct through life; for... "
Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written by ... - Page 7
by Benjamin Franklin - 1794
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American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865

Kathleen D. McCarthy - History - 2003 - 319 pages
...public service into "a kind of religion." As he later admitted, Essay upon the Good inspired him to "set a greater value on the character of a doer of good, than on any other kind of reputation."4 Like Mather, Defoe offered a menu of potential activities, from...
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 256 pages
...a turn of thinking as to have no [small] influence on my conduct thro' life; for I have always set a greater value on the character of a doer of good, than on any other kind of reputation; and if I have been a useful citizen, the public owes the advantage...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 320 pages
...me such a turn of thinking as to have an influence on my conduct through life, for I have always set a greater value on the character of a doer of good than on any other kind of reputation ; and if I have been, as you seem to think, a useful citizen, the public...
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Benjamin Franklin's Printing Network: Disseminating Virtue in Early America

Ralph Frasca - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 295 pages
...head, has frequently been of use to me.1" influence on my conduct through life; for I have always set a greater value on the character of a doer of good, than on any other kind of reputation; and if I have been, as you seem to think, a useful citizen, the public...
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The Library of Benjamin Franklin

Edwin Wolf, Kevin J. Hayes - Reference - 2006 - 966 pages
...a Turn of Thinking as to have no [little] Influence on my Conduct thro' Life; for I have always set a greater Value on the Character of a Doer of Good, than on any other kind of Reputation; and if I have been, as you seem to think, a useful Citizen, the Publick...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Volume 1; Volumes 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 228 pages
...a turn of thinking as to have no [small] influence on my conduct thro' life; for I have always set a greater value on the character of a doer of good, than on any other kind of reputation; and if I have been a useful citizen, the public owes the advantage...
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A Call for Heresy: Why Dissent Is Vital to Islam and America

Anouar Majid - History - 2007 - 290 pages
...son and grandson of the distinguished ministers at the Second Church in Boston, "I have always set a greater value on the character of a doer of good, than on any other kind of reputation." Less than six years later, in response to a query from Ezra Stiles,...
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