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First Principles: Nothing Is More Essential To the Establishment of Manners In A State Than All Persons Employed In Places of Power and Trust Must Be Men of Unexceptionable Characters

“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

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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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Thought For the Day: It Is Not Enough Not To Lie. One Should Strive Not To Lie In A Negative Sense By Remaining Silent

“The epitaph that I would write for history would say: I conceal nothing. It is not enough not to lie. One should strive not to lie in a negative sense by remaining silent.” – Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (9 … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is So Contagious As Opinion, Especially On Questions Which, Being Susceptible of Very Different Glosses, Beget In the Mind A Distrust of Itself

“Nothing is so contagious as opinion, especially on questions which, being susceptible of very different glosses, beget in the mind a distrust of itself.” – James Madison (1790)

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Thought For the Day: Language Is A Form of Human Reason, Which Has Its Internal Logic of Which Man Knows Nothing

“Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.” -Claude Levi-Strauss, anthropologist (1908-2009)

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Dropping the Label

Dropping the Labelby Michael DoyleIn every moment, any given momentCan become the truth of a holy momentGod is with us wherever we areWhether in a building or under starsLife may not be fair, but God is faithfulBringing to our lives … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788)

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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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