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First Principles: If We Can Prevent the Government From Wasting the Labors of the People, Under the Pretense of Taking Care of Them, They Must Become Happy

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” – Thomas Jefferson (1802)

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New Beginning Off Of An Old Ending

There is a tradition at the Short Form Poetry Workshop to work a couple of new poems from the end of famous older poems. This is one of the two written last night: New Beginning Off of An Old Endingby … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Fruit Derived From Labor Is the Sweetest of Pleasures

“The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.” – Luc de Clapiers (1715-1747)

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Thought For the Day: A Truly American Sentiment Recognizes the Dignity of Labor and the Fact That Honor Lies In Honest Toil

 “A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.” – Grover Cleveland (1837-1908)

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First Principles: We Have More Machinery of Government Than Is Necessary, Too Many Parasites Living On the Labor of the Industrious

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Ludlow, 1824

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First Principles: Labor To Keep Alive In Your Breast That Little Spark of Celestial Fire Called Conscience

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.” – George Washington (1748)

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Thought For the Day: Come To Me, All Who Labor and Are Heavy Laden and I Will Give You Rest

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” – Matthew 11:28

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First Principles: If We Can Prevent the Government From Wasting the Labors of the People, Under the Pretense of Taking Care of Them, They Must Become Happy

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.” – Thomas Jefferson (1802)

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Thought For the Day: Farmers Are the Founders of Civilization

“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.” – Daniel Webster (1782-1852)    

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Thought For the Day: The Production of Wealth Is the Result of Agreement and Its Distribution …Will Follow the Law of Its Creation

“The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done.” – Leland Stanford (1824-1893)      

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