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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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Benjamin Franklin, printer's boy, statesman, philosopher, and patriot

John Stevens C. Abbott - 1879 - 373 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 Story of the Notable Prayers of Christian History

Hezekiah Butterworth - Prayers - 1880 - 304 pages
...the venerable philosopher's respect for prayer. Few declarations of faith have firmer language than, "The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men." AT BRADDOCK'S GRAVE. [1755.] The surprise and defeat of Gen. Braddock, is one of the darkest pictures...
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The Library Magazine, Volume 2

1880
...' ' we had daily prayers in this room Do we imagine we no longer need assistance? I have lived now a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God rules in the affairs of men." Later yet, in answer to President Yates, of Yale College, who had pressed...
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Ideals of Life, Or, Wisdom of the Ages: A Series of Wholesome, Practical ...

Osgood Eaton Fuller - Conduct of life - 1881 - 600 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 ; and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs...
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Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America

James H. Hutson - History - 2000 - 213 pages
...observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor." Franklin told the assembly that "the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that Cod Governs in the affairs of men" and he reminded them of the assurance "in the sacred writings" that...
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The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations

Martin H. Manser - Religion - 2001 - 497 pages
...opposition to God can ever be successful. John Calvin I have lived a long time, Sir, and the longer 1 live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. Benjamin Franklin Wherever God rules over the human heart as King, there is the kingdom of God established....
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Locke, Jefferson, and the Justices: Foundations and Failures of the US ...

George M. Stephens - Law - 2007 - 224 pages
...principles in them. Benjamin Franklin proposed prayer each day to help resolve their problems, saying: "I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I...truth — that God governs in the affairs of men." But they did not have the prayers, because they could not afford a chaplain. Connecticut now advanced...
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Faith and Public Policy

James R. Wilburn - Religion - 2002 - 165 pages
...moment during the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin took the floor and observed: "I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I...convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without God's notice, is it probable...
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Faith in Politics

A. James Reichley - Religion - 2004 - 420 pages
...protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. ... I have lived, sir, .i 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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Pathway to God's Plan

Lenya Heitzig, Penny Pierce Rose - Religion - 2002 - 263 pages
...instead of an artist." Who knows what blessing awaits you at the end of your detour? contemplation The longer I live, the more convincing proofs i see of this truth, that God govems in the affairs of man. Benjamin Franklin DA '2 DIVINE ENCOUNTERS preparation Father, open my...
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