Tag Archives: Morality

First Principles: Faith Mitigates the Wickedness of Humanity

“If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?” —Benjamin Franklin    

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First Principles: Aim Toward Your Honest Duty In Governance

“It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government … Continue reading

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First Principles: Better to Give Up Everything Than Embrace Dishonor Or Immorality

“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Arabian Nights – The Introduction

We have previously discussed the Arabian Nights in detail on several past posts.  Today, one of the best tutorials out there marks this to be a day to revisit this material beginning with the introduction.  If you wish further background, … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Viable

They tell me that no one gets out alive They say this as I shuck and I jive They say it earnestly and are reliable But, I have a plan and I think its viable I’m put my trust in … Continue reading

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First Principles: Steady Employment and Regular Worship Is For the Nation’s Good

“The almost general mediocrity of fortune that prevails in America obliging its people to follow some business for subsistence, those vices, that arise usually from idleness, are in a great measure prevented. Industry and constant employment are great preservatives of … Continue reading

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A Suffering of Purpose

A Suffering of Purpose by Michael Romani Suffering and injustice, as we live this Teach us empathy and forgiveness Acceptance, even when not sedate Is the path of living under divine fate All of us in our startling humanity Face … Continue reading

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Momento Mori

Momento Mori by Michael Romani Remembrance of death is something I embrace Every morning when I look at my mirrored face Trying so hard, it is my struggle to find peace The preacher whispers, forgiveness brings release But, it’s been … Continue reading

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First Principles: Moral Relativism Is A Quagmire of Moral Confusion

“If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?” –John … Continue reading

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First Principles: Morality Rests In the Family

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.” —John Adams (1778)      

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