Tag Archives: Honesty

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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First Principles: Be A Person of Integrity Always

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” – George Washington    

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First Principles: The Revolution Was Fought For Freedom and Honest Persons

“We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.” —Thomas Paine (1777), in The American Crisis No. 4 This essay may be read in its entirety … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Art of Government Is In Honestly Doing One’s Duty

“The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.” —Thomas Jefferson (1774), in the Rights of British America

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Thought For the Day: Choose Positive Over Negative

“Believe in yourself.  Believe you can be happy.  Choose faith over doubt; choose love over hate; choose forgiveness over vengeance; choose honesty over deceit; choose positive thoughts over negative, and allow God to take control of things you can’t.”  – … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Do Good Anyway

“The Paradoxical Commandments People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Fail When The Profligates Are Rewarded

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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