Tag Archives: Knowledge

Nightbirds Sing In Prophecy

Halloween Poem #11: Nightbirds Sing In Prophecy by Michael Romani Hiding in the dark of shadow Is that thing which you must know Hold those tears that you might cry Never knowing the passage of goodbye You think you know … Continue reading

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First Principles: As Government Gives Force To Public Opinions, It Is Essential That Public Opinion Should Be Enlightened

“In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – George Washington (1796)      

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First Principles: Religion, Morality and Knowledge Are Necessary To Good Government and the Happiness of Mankind

“Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” – Mananasseh Cutler, in Article III of the Northwest Ordinance    

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Carnegie

Across the United States, one man’s wealth is responsible for the building not hundreds but thousands of libraries. Carnegie by Michael Romani In the annals of American history Andrew Carnegie bequested his legacy As a force of Gilded Age philanthropy … Continue reading

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First Principles: Seek Knowledge For the Benefit of Your Soul, Not For the Sake of Applause Or To Dispute

“Seek not to grow in knowledge chiefly for the sake of applause, and to enable you to dispute with others; but seek it for the benefit of your souls.” – Jonathan Edwards    

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First Principles: Let Knowledge and Virtue Enable Your Motives Through Life In Acting To Relieve the Distressed, Detect Fraud, Defeat Oppression and Diffuse Happiness

“Learning is not virtue but the means to bring us an acquaintance with it. Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Let these be your motives to action through life, the relief … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Let Others Light Their Candles By Your Knowledge

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”– Margaret Fuller, author (23 May 1810-1850)    

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First Principles: Liberty Is Not Easily Surrendered Where Knowledge Is Diffused and Virtue Is Preserved

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd.” – Samuel Adams (1775)          

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First Principles: It Is An Object of Primary Importance That Public Opinion Be Enlightened Through Education

“Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – George Washington, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Happiness Comes From Minding Our Own Business Not the Business of Others

“It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.”  – Dolley Madison    

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