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First Principles: Hard Words Are Very Rarely Useful. Real Firmness Is Good For Everything. Strut Is Good for Nothing.

“Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing.” – Alexander Hamilton

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Thought For the Day: One Day Work Is Hard, and Another Day It Is Easy; But If I Had Waited For Inspiration I Am Afraid I Should Have Done Nothing

“One day work is hard, and another day it is easy; but if I had waited for inspiration I am afraid I should have done nothing. The miner does not sit at the top of the shaft waiting for the … Continue reading

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Until the Sky Cracks

Until the Sky Cracksby Michael DoyleI get the factThat it’s not an actWhile the sun still glowsYour pessimism growsUntil the sky cracksAlong the back tracksThat play like yesterdayAnd its charades along the wayIt sounds like somethingWe had decided was nothingBrought … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Important To View Knowledge As A Sort of A Semantic Tree – Make Sure You Understand the Fundamental Principles…Before You Get Into the Leaves/Details

“It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Could Be More Ill-Judged Than That Intolerant Spirit, Which Has, At All Times, Characterized Political Parties

“Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives, not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as upon those who oppose the right side of a question. Were there not even … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Unless Someone Like You Cares A Whole Awful Lot, Nothing Is Going To Get Better. It’s Not

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, author and illustrator (2 Mar 1904-1991)

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We’ll Burn Our Memory

We’ll Burn Our Memoryby Michael DoyleThere is nothing more humanThen knowing that you are brokenAs time slips by as it canAnd words meander or are unspokenTime is fleeting and not to squanderLet me entreat you to spend yours wellThere are … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Only Thing Necessary For Evil To Triumph Is For Good Men To Do Nothing

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

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First Principles: Nothing Is Easier Than Spending Public Money. It Does Not Appear To Belong To Anybody. The Temptation Is Overwhelming To Bestow It On Somebody.

“Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.” – President Calvin Coolidge (1873-1933)

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Thought For the Day: For My Part I Know Nothing With Any Certainty, But the Sight of the Stars Makes Me Dream

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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