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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man…It Is Therefore Highly Important That You Should Endeavor Not Only To Be Learned But 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: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man.” – George Washington

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First Principles: Passion Never Fails to Wrest the Scepter From Reason

“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason.” – James Madison (1788)

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First Principles: The Public Cannot Be Too Curious Concerning the Characters of Public Men

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

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Thought For the Day: Hard Work Spotlights the Character of People. Some Turn Up Their Sleeves, Some Turn Up Their Noses, and Some Don’t Turn Up At All

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewig

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First Principles: Tis Folly In One Nation To Look For Disinterested Favors From Another

“Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Of All the Properties Which Belong To Honorable Men, Not One Is So Highly Prized As That of Character

“Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.” – Henry Clay (1777-1852)

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First Principles: Liberty Cannot Be Preserved Without A General Knowledge Among the People

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to … Continue reading

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