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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1551
AUTHOR:Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)
QUOTATION: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.
ATTRIBUTION:BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, letter to Mrs. Jane Mecom, December 30, 1770.—The Works of Benjamin Franklin, ed. Jared Sparks, vol. 7, p. 497 (1838).
SUBJECTS:Public affairs
WORKS:Benjamin Franklin Collection
 
 
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