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First Principles: May the Father of All Mercies Scatter Light, and Not Darkness, Upon Our Paths, and Make Us All In Our Several Vocations Useful Here

“May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.” – George Washington (1790)

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First Principles: If We Can Prevent the Government From Wasting the Labors of the People, Under the Pretense of Taking Care of Them, They Must Become Happy

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper, 1802

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Thought For the Day: All That We Call Human History…Is the Long Terrible Story of Man Trying To Find Something Other Than God Which Will Make Him Happy

“All that we call human history … [is] the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” – C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

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Thought For the Day: Do You Wish the World Were Happy? Then Remember Day By Day, Just To Scatter Seeds of Kindness As You Pass Along the Way

“Do you wish the world were happy? / Then remember day by day, / Just to scatter seeds of kindness / As you pass along the way.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, poet (5 Nov 1850-1919)

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First Principles: The Best Means of Forming A…Virtuous, and Happy People Will Be Found In the Right Education of Youth

“The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.” – George Washington (1784) The only thing needed to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Before We Set Our Hearts Too Much On Anything, Let Us Examine How Happy Are Those Who Already Possess It

“Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.” – Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld, moralist (15 Sep 1613-1680)

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First Principles: When We Assumed the Soldier, We Did Not Lay Aside the Citizen

“When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us … Continue reading

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It’s Natural

It’s Naturalby Michael DoyleIt is as natural to dieAs it is to be bornThere is no point in asking whyNor is there to mournThe only reason we existIs not to serve in some questBut to know, after we no longer … Continue reading

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Happiest of Mother’s Days 2022

Wishing all mothers a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day 2022!

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First Principles: Happily For Mankind, Liberty Is Not…Confined To Any Single Point of Time, But Lies Within Extremes, Which Afford Sufficient Latitude For all the Variations

“Happily for mankind, liberty is not, in this respect, confined to any single point of time, but lies within extremes, which afford sufficient latitude for all the variations which may be required by the various situations and circumstances of civil … Continue reading

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