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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • …the numerous family he had to educate and the straitness of his circumstances keeping him close to his trade; but I remember well his being frequently visited by leading people, who consulted him for his opinion in affairs of the town or of the church he belonged to, and showed a good deal of respect for his judgment and advice: he was also much consulted by private persons about their affairs when any difficulty occurred, and frequently chosen an arbitrator between contending parties.

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  • She was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion.
  • every man is the arbiter of his own virtues
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