Tag Archives: Consequence

Let Justice Be Done

Let Justice Be Doneby Michael DoyleLet justice be done though the heavens fallIs a worthy maxim that we all seem to recallJustice must be done regardless of consequenceIt’s a powerful construct said with confidenceBut let it be remembered that Piso’s … Continue reading

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Passing It Down

Passing It Downby Michael DoylePassing it down to the next generationHoping it might be held in venerationSharing openly our ways of instructionIn hopes that they would avoid destructionFrom child to child this is taughtTo do as we should and not … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster (1788)

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In the Tragedy of Wisdom

In the Tragedy of Wisdomby Michael DoyleAs we sit writing for an audienceAimed as it is to somehow pleaseThe words of Shakespeare and SophoclesShine in all of their brillianceOne wrote for the strong, just kingThe other in the promise of … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities; and For This Reason, the Heart Should Be Cultivated With More Assiduity Than the Head

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities; and For This Reason, the Heart Should be Cultivated With More Assiduity Than the Head

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster (1788)

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First Principles: The Most Important Consequence of Marriage Is That the Husband and Wife Become In Law Only One Person

“The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person… Upon this principle of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage depend. This principle, sublime and refined, deserves to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Conditions Upon Which God Hath Given Liberty To Man Is Eternal Vigilance

“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become prey to the active. The conditions upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Make Mankind Wise and By That Very Operation You Make Them Free

“Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.” – William Godwin (1756-1836)

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Thought For the Day: It Is Not the Business of Government To Make Men Virtuous Or Religious, Or to Preserve the Fool From the Consequences of His Own Folly

“It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the … Continue reading

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