Tag Archives: Honesty

First Principles: Falseness of the Tongue Leads To That of the Heart

“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it … Continue reading

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Hope Over Fear

Based in part on 2 Peter 1:4: Hope Over Fear by Michael Romani Precious promises hold the key To the divine nature in you and me Each of these bringing comfort to our souls And in our worse moments, these … Continue reading

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Luna Love

If you happen to look at the moon just right, you can see L O V E on its face… no really.. see this Astronomy Picture of the Day provided by NASA: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181103.html Luna Love by Michael Romani Sitting here … Continue reading

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First Principles: Falseness of the Tongue Leads To Falseness of the Heart

“He tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)       … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Greatest Threat To Today Is the Climate of Dishonesty

“The greatest threat to American democracy isn’t communism, jihadism or any other external force or foreign power.  It’s our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party, and in pursuit of power.” – Michael Bloomberg While I disagree with … Continue reading

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First Principles: At Times, Honesty Requires the Willingness To Offend

“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.”– Thomas Paine, in The Forester’s Letters, April 24, 1776 The Forester Letters may be read here: http://thomaspaine.org/essays/american-revolution/the-forester-s-letters.html      

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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: There Is An Indissoluble Union Between Doing Right and Gain

“[T]here exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.” — … Continue reading

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First Principles: Avoiding Fraud, Waste and Abuse Is Paramount to Honest Government

“A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.” — Thomas Jefferson (1823) We can always think of more things to spend money on right?  … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Endeavor To Be Honest In All We Do

“In our private pursuits it is a great advantage that every honest employment is deemed honorable.” —Thomas Jefferson (1795) It’s somewhat fitting that the witch hunt has thus far calumniated not in any finding of collusion but past crimes committed … Continue reading

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