Tag Archives: Character

Thought For the Day: Humans Should be Judged On Their Character And Not the Color of Their Skin

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ … I have a dream that … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Shadow of A Man Is Determined By Character

“Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of the organization.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (25 May 1803-1882)      

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On Objectivity No. 2

The recent encounter between CNN reporter Acosta and the Presidential Press Secretary Sanders is only one of many contemporary signs that objectivity and professionalism of the press has gone by the way side.  My response to this and the nearly … Continue reading

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First Principles: Principles and Character Should Be Our Guide In Electing Candidates, Not Religious Denomination

“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” – Noah Webster, 1789            

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Thought For the Day: Carve Your Name On Hearts, Not A Marbled Tombstone

“A good character is the best tombstone.  Those who loved you will remember.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” – Charles Spurgeon      

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First Principles: The Private Character Serves to Instruct On Public Persons

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” – Samuel Adams (1775)        

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Thought For the Day: Our Word Choices Show Our State of Mind, Disposition and Character

“In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.” – Plutarch, biographer and philosopher (circa 46-120)    

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Thought For the Day: A University’s Purpose Is To Be A Center of Free Inquiry and Criticism

“A university’s essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism — a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.” – Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970)

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First Principles: From Youth We Must Strive To Be Learned and Virtuous

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Either A United Nation Or Not A Nation

“We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are … Continue reading

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