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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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In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy

A. D. Irvine, John Russell - Philosophy - 2006 - 486 pages
...Constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure that I shall never approve them ... the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgement... I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such, because I think a...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Volume 1; Volumes 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 228 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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Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America

Ethan Bronner - History - 2007 - 390 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." It was a touching and apt quote but unconvincing to many who watched....
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought, Volume 1

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - History - 2007 - 2216 pages
...change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. rated respect to the judgment of others. Most men indeed as well as most sects in Religion, think themselves...
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Alexander Hamilton: America's Forgotten Founder

Joseph A. Murray - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 253 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 these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all...
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - History - 2007 - 277 pages
...obliged by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important Subjects. ... 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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