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AUTHOR: Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)
QUOTATION: I confess that there are several parts of this Constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them. For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise.
ATTRIBUTION: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, speech in the Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 17, 1787.—James Madison, Journal of the Federal Convention, ed. E. H. Scott, p. 741 (1893).
SUBJECTS: Constitution of the United States