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Monthly Archives: June 2021
Thought For the Day: Is It Even Possible To Simply Acknowledge Both the Flaws and Accomplishments of the Heroes of Our Past Without Treating Them As Villains At This Point?
“Is it even possible to simply acknowledge both the flaws and accomplishments of the heroes of our past without treating them as villains at this point? Apparently, they must be torn down and their achievements portrayed as no more than … Continue reading
First Principles: Keep Your Lives Free From the Love of Money and Be Content With What You Have, Because God Has Said, “Never Will I Leave You; Never Will I Forsake You
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” – Hebrews 13:5 (New International Version)
“To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.” – James Wilson (1790)
“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?-Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher and author (28 Jun 1712-1778)
First Principles: A Good Government Implies Two Things; First, Fidelity To the Objects of the Government; Secondly, A Knowledge of the Means By Which Those Objects Can Be Best Attained
“A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained.” – Joseph Story (1833)
First Principles: If People Are Capable of Understanding, Seeing and Feeling the Differences Between True and False…To What Better Principle Can the Friends of Mankind Apply…?
“If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?” – … Continue reading
Thought For the Day: Out of the Quarrel With Others We Make Rhetoric, Out of the Quarrel With Ourselves We Make Poetry
“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” – William Butler Yeats, writer, Nobel laureate (13 Jun 1865-1939)
Thought For the Day: If You’re the Most Powerful Person In the World and You Can’t Field Questions From the Media Without Losing Your Temper, Maybe You’re In the Wrong Business
“If you’re the most powerful person in the world and you can’t field questions from the media without losing your temper, maybe you’re in the wrong business.” – Olivia Nuzzi in response to Joe Biden going off on CNN’s Kaitlan … Continue reading