Tag Archives: Internal

First Principles: A Virtuous People Cannot Be Subdued

“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” – Samuel Adams (1779)      

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Dark Voices

Darkness abounds for a lot of returning Veterans.  The sad, sad truth is that more Veterans have died from self infliction than on the battle fields since 9/11.  Think on that, please.  I don’t care about your politics really.  If … Continue reading

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First Principles: Persons of Intemperate Minds Cannot Be Free

“Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Golden Sayings of Epictetus – Epictetus

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus are drawn from the teachings of the slave Epictetus by his pupil, Arrian, and published as Discourses  and Enchiridon.   The essential breakdown is that philosophy is a way of life not just a theory.  To be at … Continue reading

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