Tag Archives: Individual

First Principles: No Government, Any More Than An Individual, Will Long Be Respected Without Being Truly Respectable

“No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable, without possessing a certain portion of order and stability.” – James Madison (1788)

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: The Simple Step of A Courageous Individual Is Not To Take Part In the Lie. One Word of Truth Outweighs the World.

“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: A Book, Once It Is Printed and Published, Becomes Individual

“A book, once it is printed and published, becomes individual. It is by its publication as decisively severed from its author as in parturition a child is cut off from its parent. The book “means” thereafter, perforce, — both grammatically … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Your Love of Liberty – Your Respect for the Laws… and Your Practice of the Moral and Religious Obligations, Are the Strongest Claims to National and Individual Happiness

“Your love of liberty — your respect for the laws — your habits of industry — and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.” – George Washington (1789)

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: No Government, Any More Than An Individual, Will Long Be Respected Without Being Truly Respectable; Nor Be Truly Respectable, Without Possessing A Certain Portion of Order and Stability

“No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable, without possessing a certain portion of order and stability.” – Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: In Questions of Science, the Authority of A Thousand Is Not Worth the Humble Reasoning of A Single Individual

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” – Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The Freedom and Happiness of Man…(Are) the Sole Objects of All Legitimate Government

“The freedom and happiness of man…[are] the sole objects of all legitimate government.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1810

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: In Short, Is Not Liberty the Freedom of Every Person To Make Full Use of His Faculties, So Long As He Does Not Harm Other Persons While Doing So?

“In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so? Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism — including, of … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: To Be A Socialist Is To Submit the I To the Thou; Socialism Is Sacrificing the Individual to the Whole

“To be a socialist is to submit the I to the thou; socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.” – Joseph Gobbels Who is there that really still doubts that the National Socialistic Workers Party (NAZIs) were not socialists? … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Let Each Citizen Remember At the Moment He Is Offering His Vote That He Is Not Making A Present Or A Compliment To Please An Individual…But That He Is Executing One Of the Most Solemn Trusts In Human Society

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment