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First Principles: There Is A Degree of Depravity In Mankind Which Requires A Certain Degree of Circumspection and Distrust

“As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 55 (1788)

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Thought For the Day: Love Is the Soul of Genius

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    

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First Principles: All Men Having Power Ought To Be Distrusted To A Certain Degree

“All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” – James Madison (1787)      

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Thought For the Day: Generally, Societies Flourish and Decline To the Degree These Exercise the Duties of Justice and Humanity

“As a general truth, communities prosper and flourish, or droop and decline, in just the degree that they practise or neglect to practise the primary duties of justice and humanity.” – William Henry Seward, Secretary of State, Governor, and Senator … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Degree

In a moment of vapid, unneeded contemplation I move on into the whys of my fascination Sometimes you feel a need to be seen as smart Adding glasses to your instantly seductive art Sometimes it is as though you aren’t … Continue reading

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