Tag Archives: Human Nature

The Dreamwork of Nightmares

In these dark times when it is so hard to be optimistic, can anyone be blamed for having nightmares?  But what then are these? The Dreamwork of Nightmares by Michael Doyle Even still as we grow and mature We find … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Love of Truth and A Veneration of Virtue Are the Latent Spark For People Capable of Understanding

“Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the “latent spark”… If … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is A Certain Enthusiasm In Liberty That Makes Human Nature Rise Above Itself In Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton, in The Farmer Refuted (February 23, 1775)    

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A New Nation Born Pt II

The American story series continues… A New Nation Born Pt II by Michael Doyle In the haphazard wake of 1776 There were so many constructs to fix The ancients had always taught Only a smallish sized republic should be sought … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Certain Enthusiasm In Liberty Makes Human Nature Rise Above Itself In Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton      

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First Principles: Ambition Must Be Made To Counteract Ambition

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses … Continue reading

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First Principles: Despite Humanity’s Imperfections, We Must Take Human Nature As We Find It

“We must take human nature as we find it, perfection falls not to the share of mortals.” – -George Washington, Aug. 15, 1786 (letter to John Jay)      

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First Principles: Liberty’s Enthusiasm Makes Humanity Rise In Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”– Alexander Hamilton    

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Thought For the Day: The Deepest Craving of Human Nature Is To Be Appreciated

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” –  WIlliam James      

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