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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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speculative -- as in: a speculative venture
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • I concluded, at length, that the mere speculative conviction that it was our interest to be completely virtuous, was not sufficient to prevent our slipping; and that the contrary habits must be broken, and good ones acquired and established, before we can have any dependence on a steady, uniform rectitude of conduct.

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  • I’m too old to invest in speculative business enterprises.
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    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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