Tag Archives: Mankind

First Principles: Live Among Men As If God Beheld You; Speak With God As If Men Were Listening

“Live among men as if God beheld you; speak with God as if men were listening.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-AD 65)

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Thought For the Day: You Cannot Begin To Preserve Any Species of Animal Unless You Preserve the Habitat In Which It Dwells

“You cannot begin to preserve any species of animal unless you preserve the habitat in which it dwells. Disturb or destroy that habitat and you will exterminate the species as surely as if you had shot it. So conservation means … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man…It Is Therefore Highly Important That You Should Endeavor Not Only To Be Learned But Virtuous

“[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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Dedicated To A Half Remembered Lorax

Dedicated To A Half Remembered Loraxby Michael DoyleHats off to Betty WhiteWho although not always rightDid voice for the Sneedville treesAnd against polluting factoriesThere’s something for the glitz that’s not forgotThe importance of trees over parking lotsBeauty there is to … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man.” – George Washington

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster (1788)

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First Principles: How Difficult It Has Been For Mankind… To Preserve Their Dearest Rights and Best Privileges, Impelled As It Were By An Irresistible Fate of Despotism

“How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Ambition Must Be Made To Counteract Ambition

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Right To Freedom Being the Gift of God Almighty, It Is Not In the Power of Man To Alienate This Gift, and Voluntarily Become A Slave

“If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Republican Is the Only Form of Government Which Is Not Eternally At Open Or Secret War With the Rights of Mankind

“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.” – Thomas Jefferson (1790)

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