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Thought For the Day: The Budget Should Be Balanced, the Treasury Should Be Refilled, Public Debt Should Be Reduced… Lest Rome Become Bankrupt

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again … Continue reading

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Cicero Speaks On Becoming Older

Cicero Speaks On Becoming Olderby Michael DoyleLife passes through many a stageUntil calumniating in old ageIt’s a folly to hold this in despiseWe’d be better off to open our eyesCicero offers us his philosopher’s lookIn his writing of many a … Continue reading

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First Principles: All the Authority of the Declaration of Independence rests… On the Harmonizing Sentiments of the Day, Whether Expressed In Conversation, In Letters, Printed Essays, Or In the Elementary Books of Public Right, As Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, et al

“All [the] authority [of the Declaration of Independence] rests … on the harmonizing sentiments of the day, whether expressed in conversation, in letters, printed essays, or in the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, … ” – Thomas … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Declaration of Independence Rests … On The Harmonizing Sentiments of the Day, Whether Expressed In Conversation, In Letters, Printed Essays, Or In the Elementary Books of Public Right, As Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, Et al.

“All [the] authority [of the Declaration of Independence] rests … on the harmonizing sentiments of the day, whether expressed in conversation, in letters, printed essays, or in the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, &c.” – Thomas Jefferson, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Persons of Courage Are Also Full of Faith

“A man of courage is also full of faith.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero    

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Cicero – On Friendship

Cicero was born on January 3, 106 B.C.   The Roman politician and attorney Marcus Tullius Cicero was born on January 3, 106 BC and passed away on December 7, 43 BC.  Coming from a wealthy family of the Roman … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Confessions of St Augustine

St Augustine was born on November 13, 354 AD We have previously examined St Augustine’s life as well as his Confessions in part.  Please review the previously posted material so that you receive a fuller picture of the work and the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – On Old Age – Cicero

“The works of Nature must all be accounted good.” In approximately 44 BC, Cicero was starting to get a little older and thinking on things like older guys often do only more eloquently put.  From this resulted the essay, On Old … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A True Friend Is More Esteemed Than Family

“What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun.  A true friend is to be more esteemed than kinship.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero You can read … Continue reading

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