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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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The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations

James H. Hutson - Reference - 2009 - 288 pages
...kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his powerful assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live,...
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 256 pages
...consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And now, I asked, have we forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance? I have lived a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of...
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The Beginning and Ending of America: Prophesy Present, Past and Future

Carolyn Powell, Thresa Lukacena - Religion - 2005 - 213 pages
...this room for divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered." "I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, more convincing proof I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow...
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Perspective

Charles Gaines - Religion - 2006 - 420 pages
...declared his belief and dependence upon the leading of a sovereign God in founding this new nation: "I have lived sir, a long time, and the longer I live,...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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Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract With America, Part 4

Newt Gingrich - Political Science - 2006 - 271 pages
...Convention begin each day with a prayer. As the oldest delegate, at age eighty-one, Franklin insisted that "the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...truth — that God governs in the Affairs of Men." Because of their belief that power had come from God to the individual, they began the Constitution...
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Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference?

Philip Yancey - Religion - 2006 - 351 pages
...a single word. Benjamin Franklin, a man not known for his piety, rose to address George Washington: "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men." He went on to state his fear that the various factions would argue their own interests and reach no...
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Strength to Conceive: Establishing a Family of Faith

Nora L. Fozard - 2006
...Albert Einstein said, "The more I study science the more I believe in God." And Benjamin Franklin said, "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men." Mozart believed that his musical talents were a gift from God. Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci considered...
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Memorial Day

Robert Haven Schauffler - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 360 pages
...moving that the proceedings be opened with prayer, addressed the President in these memorable words : " I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of the truth that God governs in the affairs of men; and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...
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Benjamin Franklin: The First Civilized American

Phillips Russell - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 396 pages
...should be held every morning before the Convention began business. " The longer I live," said he, " the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: That God governs in the affairs of men." But the delegates were cold 5 only three of four supported Franklin's plea, and the assembly adjourned...
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Liars for Jesus: The Religious Right's Alternate Version of ..., Volume 1

Chris Rodda - History - 2006 - 507 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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