Tag Archives: Mankind

First Principles: God Governs In the Affairs of Men

“And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this Truth, that … Continue reading

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

“How difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.” – James Monroe (1788)

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First Principles: The Latent Causes of Faction Are Thus Sown In the Nature of Man

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man.” – James Madison (1787)

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Thought For the Day: If the Doors of Perception Were Cleansed Everything Would Appear To Man As It Is, Infinite

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” -William Blake, poet, engraver, and painter (28 Nov 1757-1827)

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In the Tomes of Humanity

In the Tomes of Humanityby Michael DoyleAlgorithms of simplicityMakeup humanity’s complexityWith habits easy enough to understandAs the madness takes over as plannedMost waiver between love and prideSometimes this happens to coincideThen there are the exceptions irreducibleThat’s what’s become of the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Best Means of Forming A…Virtuous, and Happy People Will Be Found In the Right Education of Youth

“The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.” – George Washington (1784) The only thing needed to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Astonishes Men So Much As Common Sense and Plain Dealing

“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882

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First Principles: The Cause of America Is In A Great Measure the Cause of All Mankind

“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” – Thomas Paine (1776)

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First Principles: There Are Other Qualities In Human Nature, Which Justify A Certain Portion of Esteem and Confidence

“As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust: So there are other qualities in human nature, which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence.” – James Madison (1788)

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First Principles: Equal and Exact Justice To All Men, Of Whatever Persuasion, Religious or Political

“Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.”– Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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