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Thought For the Day: Out of Love and the Quarrel With Ourselves, We Make Poetry

“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” – William Butler Yeats, writer, Nobel laureate (13 Jun 1865-1939)    

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First Principles: No Government Has The Power to Contend With Human Passions Unbridled By Morality and Religion

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion… Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Let Others Light Their Candles By Your Knowledge

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”– Margaret Fuller, author (23 May 1810-1850)    

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First Principles: Leadership Is Inspiring Others To Dream, Learn and Become More

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams      

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All To Worship God In the Manner Most Agreeable To That Person’s Conscience

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Good To Polish Your Mind Against the Minds of Others

“It is good to rub and polish your mind against that of others.” – Michel de Montaigne, essayist (28 Feb 1533-1592)        

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First Principles: It Is Unlawful To Take Away the Liberty of Others Simply Through Superior Power

“[I]t is certainly unlawful to make inroads upon others . . . and take away their liberty by no better means than superior power.“ – John Witherspoon, Signer of the Declaration of Independence      

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Thought For the Day: Do Things For Others Not For Benefit But Because of Who You Are

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” —  H. Kushner      

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First Principles: It is Inconsistent, Unjust and Impious To Fight And Pray for Freedom While Keeping Others In Slavery

“That men should pray and fight for their own freedom and yet keep others in slavery is certainly acting a very inconsistent, as well as unjust and perhaps impious, part.” –  John Jay, Reference The Life and Times of John … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Through Others, We Become Ourselves

“Through others, we become ourselves.” – Lev Vygotsky, psychologist (17 Nov 1896-1934)    

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