Tag Archives: Endeavor

First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Person

“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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Thought For the Day: Anyone Who Wishes To Become A Good Writer Should Endeavor, Before He (Or She) Allows Himself/Herself To Be Tempted By the More Showy Qualities, To Be Direct, Simple, Brief, Vigorous and Lucid

“Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.” – H.W. Fowler, lexicographer (10 Mar 1858-1933)

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First Principles: It Is Necessary For Every American, With Becoming Energy To Endeavor To Stop the Dissemination of Principles Evidently Destructive of the Cause For Which They Have Bled

“It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people … 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, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life.” – George Washington (1790)

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A Faithful Companion

Based in part on 2 Sam. 7:29: A Faithful Companion by Michael Doyle In a world filled with grief and acrimony God wants to bless our lives through testimony Loving us unconditionally and wanting our best He walks beside us … Continue reading

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First Principles: Lawmakers Who Attempt To Take the Property of the People Are At War With the People

“Whenever legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further … Continue reading

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First Principles: 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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Thoughts On Found Gratitude

Recently, I have found new reasons to smile and find cheerfulness.  In my growing moments of gratitude, it seems that maybe it’s time for heartfelt inventory of the good things in my life – past and present. Thoughts On Found … Continue reading

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Please Have A Merry and Blessed Christmas 2019

To all my friends, family and even enemies, especially enemies, may you have the happiest and most blessed Christmas ever in reflection of the many gifts our heavenly Father has given to each and every one of us. May we … Continue reading

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First Principles: May Our List of Virtues Include Curing Ourselves of Pride and Becoming More Humble

“My List of Virtues contain’d at first but twelve: But a Quaker Friend having kindly inform’d me that I was generally thought proud; that my Pride show’d itself frequently in Conversation; that I was not content with being in the … Continue reading

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