Tag Archives: Human Character

First Principles: We Cannot Govern Based On Hopes For Lasting Peace

“To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)        

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First Principles: Be Aware of the Jealousies That Too Often Frame the Depiction of Political Adversaries

“Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us faithful likenesses of the human character, the inference would be, that there is not sufficient virtue among men for self-government; and that nothing less than … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Those Who Build Must Also Maintain

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build
and nobody wants to do maintenance.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007)      

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