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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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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 381 pages
...Felicity. And have ive now forgotten that powerful Friend? or do ive imagine we no longer need its Assistance? I have lived. Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I sec of this Truth, That GOD govrrns in the Affnirs of Menl And if a Sparrow cannot fall to the Ground...
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Tyranny Through Public Education

William F. Jr Cox - Education - 2004 - 556 pages
...Britain, when we were sensible to danger, we had daily prayer in this room for Divine protection... The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth— that God govern in the affairs of man" (Johnston, 1987, p. 69). Shortly before his death, he wrote, "You desire...
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The Treasury of David: Spurgeon's Classic Work on the Psalms

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Religion - 704 pages
...in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten this powerful Friend? or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? I have lived for a long time — (eighty-one years) ; and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of...
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The Library of Original Sources: Volume VII: Era of Revolution

Oliver J. Thatcher - History - 2004 - 456 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...
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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - Political Science - 2004 - 314 pages
...Papers, 4:505-6. 33. Franklin, Autohiography, 65. 34. "I have lived, Sir, a long time," Franklin said, "and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God governs in the affairs of men." Speech of June 28, 1787, in Max Farrand, ed., The...
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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive ..., Volume 1

John R. Vile - History - 2005 - 1009 pages
...Franklin proceeded almost as though he were an evangelical minister rather than the sage man of the world: 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 with his...
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Living Hope

Claude T. Stauffer - Religion - 2005 - 236 pages
...some of the following quotes about our Christian foundation and its essential place in our government: 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 Little Giant Encyclopedia of Inspirational Quotes

Wendy Toliver - Reference - 2004 - 511 pages
...on God. — Ralph Waldo Emerson The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods. — Socrates 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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Power 4 Life

Ken Clifton - 2005 - 191 pages
...tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope..." Benjamin Franklin once said, "I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proof I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men." This quote from the Constitutional...
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It's Tough to Breathe with Your Head in the Sand

Janet Pope - Religion - 2005 - 140 pages
...the Continental Congress in the 1780s made this declaration which has carried forward to this day, "I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proof I see of this truth - that God governs in the affairs of men ... I therefore move that henceforth...
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