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" I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. "
Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing Anecdotes, Illustrative of ... - Page 153
by Horatio Hastings Weld - 1846 - 214 pages
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One Faith-Many Transitions: World-Views in Church History

K. G. Powderly, Jr. - Religion - 2002 - 512 pages
...dyed-in-thewool deist like Benjamin Franklin had to say at the Constitutional Convention of June 28, 1787: / have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proof I see of the truth—that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...
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The Seven Laws of the Harvest: God's Proven Plan for Abundant Life

John W. Lawrence - Religion - 128 pages
...in the struggle, must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor. "And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? or...assistance? "I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer 1 live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, That God governs in the affairs of men! We...
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Reconstituting the American Renaissance: Emerson, Whitman, and the Politics ...

Jay Grossman - History - 2003 - 273 pages
...rhetoric of Manifest Destiny that grow only more numerous over the course of the nineteenth century: I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...
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The First Liberty: America's Foundation in Religious Freedom, Expanded and ...

William Lee Miller - Religion - 2003 - 296 pages
...when those notes became public to be quoted in dozens of sermons and pious tracts in the new country: "I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God governs in the affairs of men." Franklin proposed that one or more of the clergy of...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 551 pages
...providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that...powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I...
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Journal of the Federal Convention

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 805 pages
...Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more...
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Congress and the American Tradition

James Burnham - History - 1959 - 363 pages
...Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imag1ne that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived. Sir, a long time, and the longer I live,...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 608 pages
...of lights to illuminate our understandings?" Then he added, in a passage destined to become famous, "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...
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Treasury of Presidential Quotations

William J. Federer - Reference - 2004 - 500 pages
...society without religion. John Adams called it 'the best book in the world.' and Ben Franklin said, '...the longer I live, the more convincing proofs...this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men... without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders...
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Axis Mundi

David Warren Saxe - Fiction - 2004 - 320 pages
...Henge Earthworks and Stones (England) Celtic Legacy in the American Founding The Most Wonderful Thing "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of man; and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can...
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