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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction to the sentiments of others, and all positive assertion of my own.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At length, a fresh difference arising between my brother and me, I took upon me to assert my freedom, presuming that he would not venture to produce the new indentures.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When another asserted something that I thought an error, I deny'd myself the pleasure of contradicting him abruptly, and of showing immediately some absurdity in his proposition; and in answering I began by observing that in certain cases or circumstances his opinion would be right, but in the present case there appear'd or seem'd to me some difference, etc.  (not reviewed by editor)

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