Tag Archives: Opinion

Thought For the Day: Make Mankind Wise and By That Very Operation You Make Them Free

“Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.” – William Godwin (1756-1836)

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First Principles: It Is Error Alone, Which Needs the Support of Government. Truth Can stand by itself.

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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First Principles: That Is No Maxim…More Liable To Be Misapplied… Than… That…the Interest of the Majority Is the Political Standard of Right and Wrong

“There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.” – James Madison … Continue reading

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First Principles: Never Let A Difference of Opinion In Politics, Religion Or Philosophy Be A Cause From Withdrawing From A Friend

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson      

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Ode To A Mermaid Friend

A new friend who helped me in getting my bearings in the new place I have in SL and encourages me to form a poetry group there is a mermaid.  We were talking about the funny quips she has on … Continue reading

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First Principles: Never Consider A Difference of Opinion In Politics, In Religion, In Philosophy, As Cause For Withdrawing From A Friend

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”– Thomas Jefferson    

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Gratitude For the Real Love

This poem of gratitude #22 is based on thoughts on the obsession on Instagram and elsewhere to have people like your image or what you say or what you do without any genuine connection.  And.. the converse beauty of those … Continue reading

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Happy Columbus Day 2019!!

Sorry, but I am not sorry.  Some of the best nations in this world came from this the United States, Canada, and all the way down to the tip of South America.  It is a traditional celebration in the United … Continue reading

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First Principles: Inhabitants of A Vast Continent Will Hold Different Opinions While Being United In Common Objective Sustained By Common Principles

“While men inhabiting different parts of this vast continent cannot be expected to hold the same opinions, they can unite in a common objective and sustain common principles.” – Franklin Pierce    

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Thought For the Day: Don’t Be Trapped By Dogma…Have the Courage To Follow Your Heart and Intuition

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner … Continue reading

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