Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Benjamin Franklin (170690)
My rule, in which I have always found satisfaction, is, never to turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest; but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at the time, leaving the consequences with Providence.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, letter to Mrs. Jane Mecom, December 30, 1770.The Works of Benjamin Franklin, ed. Jared Sparks, vol. 7, p. 497 (1838).