Tag Archives: Diligence

First Principles: Learning Is Gained Through Ardor and Diligence, Not Chance

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams    

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Questions For A New Year

It seems like maybe a good time to pause a moment and ask ourselves about our walk and whether it matches our talk may just the time we’re at now, the beginning of a new year. Based in part on … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Road That Providence Has Set For the United States Should Never Be Abandoned

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Liberty Is the Greatest of Our Blessings

“Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings — give us that precious jewel, and you may take every things else! Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.”  – Patrick Henry (1788)     … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Face Trouble That Our Children May Know Peace

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776          

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First Principles: Aim Toward Your Honest Duty In Governance

“It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard Against Anyone Seeking To Take Away Liberty

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Exceptional

Thinking in terms of the national There are few things as exceptional Than the gifts of freedom and liberty Paid for at the foot of that given tree Where mankind pines for freedom Safe from the tyrannical kingdoms And where … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bill of Rights Is Needed To Curb Taking of Natural Rights

“A people, entering into society, surrender such a part of their natural rights, as shall be necessary for the existence of that society. They are so precious in themselves, that they would never be parted with, did not the preservation … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Right to Property Is A Positive In the World

“Property is the fruit of labor-property is desirable – it is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not who … Continue reading

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