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First Principles: We Are Apt To Close Our Eyes Against Painful Truth That Is Capable of Transforming Us Into Beasts

“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts.” – Patrick Henry (1775)    

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First Principles: Humanity Naturally Indulges False Hope While Shutting Our Eyes to Painful Truth

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.” – Patrick Henry, … Continue reading

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Through A Window

Lessons we learn in life, sometimes they cut us like a knife… Through A Window by Michael Romani Broken shadows seen through a window Hopeful promises shine like a rainbow Taken further than dreams often carry A true born love … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The History of Science Has Been the Gradual Realization That Events Are Orderly

“The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.”  – Stephen Hawking Forget about … Continue reading

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First Principles: Love of Power Is Natural and Often Abused

“A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” – Alexander Hamilton (1775)      

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Thought For the Day: Natural Ability Requires Pruning

“Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.”  – Francis Bacon However naturally gifted a person is, these skills and abilities can always use a little pruning and sculpting to bring out the very best.  Constructive criticism … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Paint the Truth In Broad Strokes (and In Fine Detail Too)

 “There is room enough for a natural painter. The great vice of the present day is bravura, an attempt to do something beyond the truth.” –  John Constable The way this quote actually read in context before shortened to accommodate … Continue reading

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