Tag Archives: Character

First Principles: Beware of the Passion That Wrests the Scepter From Reason

“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason.” – James Madison, Federalist 55    

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First Principles: The People Are Responsible For the Character of Their Congress, Senate and President

“Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.” – James A. Garfield    

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To Know Us By Our Love

Based in part on 1 John 3:11-18: To Know Us By Our Love by Michael Romani Our defining character needs to be love To share that blessing we get from above In every moment that we speak our talk Love … Continue reading

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Cultivating Kindness II

One of lessons that is maybe too hard to learn for some is that in the face of harshness, sometimes the very best response is to show the same merciful kindness that God has shown us. It is a hard … Continue reading

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To Live and Die American

Flickr has broken my Flickr account.  Not sure what I will do for photographs now or if I’ll ever be able to retrieve them.  Meanwhile as I wait for their next response on the destruction they’ve done, I guess I’ll … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Declining Civilizations Are Marked With A Tendency Toward Uniformity and Standardization

“Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.” – Arnold Toynbee, historian (14 Apr 1889-1975)    

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Fixed Focus

Based in part on 1 John 3: Fixed Focus by Michael Romani Having learned that I cannot serve More than the one that I deserve Defining the character of Christianity Far exceeds any pride or vanity It is the four … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In All Mankind

“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: Persons In Places of Public Trust Must Be of Immaculate Character

“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” – Samuel Adams (1775)    

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Thought For the Day: Focus On Freedom and Development of Character To Realize the Potential of Individuals

“Envy doesn’t create wealth. Freedom and character does. How about we focus less on punishing those who succeed and more on helping those who are not realizing their potential?”  – Star Parker    

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