Tag Archives: Ambition

First Principles: Ambition Must Be Made To Counteract Ambition

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses … Continue reading

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Downsizing

I used to know someone who would tell me about tiny houses.  So, it was sort of an interesting surprise to see that Netflix has a series that premiered today about these.  It’s amazing how much it turns out can … Continue reading

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First Principles: Dependence Begets Subservience and Venality

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)    

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First Principles: We Must Take Care To Elevate Our Children’s Minds, Courage and Souls Encouraging Them To Excel In Every Capacity, Faculty and Virtue

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Beware That Two Passions Strongly Influence Politics – Love of Power and Love of Money

“(T)here are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice—the love of power and the love of money. Separately, each of these has great force in prompting men to action; but, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Constitution Was Made For A Moral and Religious People and Is Inadequate To Govern Otherwise

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution … Continue reading

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Your Best You

If it’s going to be in your life, it’s up to you.  That’s maybe trite, but, could not be truer. Your Best You by Michael Romani To be the best you Control your impulses Learn to do as must do … Continue reading

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Neon Century

Neon came and mostly went in the 20th Century.  Neon lights and even neon knights have made their mark.  But, like some other things in this age of rapid change, their time appears to have come and gone. Neon Century … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bulk of Mankind Have In Turn Been the Prey of Ambition

“The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition.”  – Mercy Otis Warren    

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The Whiskey Priest

Based on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory.. seemed suitable for Lent on the dark side.. Read the novel to see why more accurately…. The Whiskey Priest by Michael Romani Anger has replaced ambition With the drive to drink Even … Continue reading

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