Tag Archives: Mankind

First Principles: Every Sensible Person Chooses Liberty

“No man in his senses can hesitate in choosing to be free, rather than a slave.” – Alexander Hamilton (1774)    

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First Principles: Reason Is the Guard Against Absurdities

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Happiness and Dignity of Mankind Consists In Virtue

“[T]he happiness of man, as well as his dignity, consists in virtue.” – John Adams (1776)    

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Daily Prompt – Belly

In Rumi’s pond, waded a pinkish flamingo Whose presence was as a belly dancer’s shadow The eye of Ra became its own perception of light As a sensuous beat flowed from the palace into the night Fatima dances while warding off … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Fight For Liberty Is the Cause of All Mankind

“It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own.” – Benjamin Franklin, letter to Samuel Cooper, 1777        

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Sin’s Darkfold

Man’s fallen state has led us to many mistakes that take us far from the nature way we were meant to be like.  Because of this, many hear the call of sin like a siren’s song.  It’s been that way … Continue reading

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First Principles: Being Industrious and Well Employed Leads to Contentment

“When Men are employ’d they are best contented. For on the Days they work’d they were good-natur’d and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily; but on the idle Days … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Mankind’s Highest Accomplishments Are Those Which Bring Us Together

“Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures — in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (29 … Continue reading

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First Principles: Mankind Is Equal Before God and Law but Not In Talents, Abilities and Application of These

“When we say, that all men are equal; we mean not to apply this equality to their virtues, their talents, their dispositions, or their acquirements.” – James Wilson, Man as a Member of Society, 1791      

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First Principles: Never Abandon Reason

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the spot of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand … Continue reading

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