THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Franklin letter to George Whatley, 23 May 1785, from Passy, France I AM not acquainted with the saying of Alphonsus, which you allude to as a sanctification of your rigidity, in refusing to allow me the plea of old age, as an excuse for my want...
Liberty Letters, Benjamin Franklin In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for divine protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard; and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in this struggle must have...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the writing and later ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the American Founding generation demonstrated their aversion towards 'titles of nobility' when in Article I, Section 9 and 10 they forbade both the federal and state governments from granting such titles. Sixty-four...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 23 August 1750 I think with you, that nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue. Wise and good men are, in my opinion, the strength of a state: much more so than riches...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ... for self denial is never a duty or a reasonable action but as it is a natural means of procuring more pleasure than you can taste without it; so that this grave, saint-like guide to happiness, as rough and dreadful as she has been...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN In an August 23, 1750 letter to Samuel Johnson (the first President of King's—now Columbia—College), American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin wrote: I think with you, that nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue....
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 9 March 1790 YOU desire to know something of my religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon it. But I cannot take your curiosity amiss, and shall endeavor in a few words to gratify it. Here is my creed. I believe in...
BY STEVE FARRELL Was the establishment of the United States, this ‘light on the hill’ republic, an event of mere chance or was it a pivotal event in the wisdom of God that would alter the course of history for the better? Whatever the average 21st Century historian or political scientist...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 1788 A ZEALOUS advocate for the proposed Federal Constitution, in a certain public assembly, said, that "the repugnance of a great part of mankind to good government was such, that he believed, that, if an angel from Heaven was to bring down a constitution formed...
They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin, 1728 I believe that there is one supreme most perfect Being, author and father of the Gods themselves. For I believe that man is not the most perfect being but one, rather that as there are many degrees of beings his inferiors so there are...