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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man…It Is Therefore Highly Important That You Should Endeavor Not Only To Be Learned But Virtuous

“[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Most Important Discoveries Will Provide Answers To Questions That We Do Not Yet Know How To Ask

“The most important discoveries will provide answers to questions that we do not yet know how to ask and will concern objects we have not yet imagined.” -John N. Bahcall, astrophysicist (30 Dec 1935-2005)  John N. Bahcall is known for … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Place Economy Among the First and Most Important of Republican Virtues, and Public Debt As the Greatest of the Dangers To Be Feared

“I … place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. … Taxation follows that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Precision of Communication Is Important, More Important Than Ever, In our Era of Hair-Trigger Balances

“Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair-trigger balances, when a false, or misunderstood, word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act.” – James Thurber

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Thought of the Day: Your Time Is Limited, So Don’t Waste It Living Someone Else’s Life

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: An Important Art of Politicians Is To Find New Names For Institutions Which Under Old Names Have Become Odious To the Public

“An important art of politicians is to find new names for institutions which under old names have become odious to the public.” – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838)

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First Principles: There Is Not A More Important and Fundamental Principle In Legislation, Than That the Ways and Means Ought Always To Face the Public Engagements; That Our Appropriations Should Ever Go Hand In Hand With Our Promises

“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. – James Madison, 1790

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Thought For the Day: Optimism Is A Very, Very Important Part of Leadership…People Don’t Like To Follow Pessimists

“What I’ve really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership…. People don’t like to follow pessimists.“ – Robert Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life.” – George Washington (1790)

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