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First Principles: No People Will Tamely Surrender Their Liberties…When Knowledge Is Diffused and Virtue Preserved

“Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Our Nature To Conform Which Is Born From Our Requirement of Self-Approval

“It is our nature to conform; it is a force which not many people can successfully resist. What is its seat? The inborn requirement of self-approval.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910)    

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Thought For the Day: There Is Nothing More Truly Artistic Than To Love People

“The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent van Gogh, painter (30 Mar 1853-1890) There’s an earful, right? 😉  

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Thought For the Day: Opportunity Is Missed By Most People Because It Is Dressed In Overalls and Looks Like Work

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison It’s how it has been.  It’s how always will be. The farmer knows this.  The inventor knows this.  The entrepreneur knows this. … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ordaining of Laws In Favor of One Part of the Nation, To the Prejudice and Oppression of Another, Is Certainly the Most Erroneous Policy

“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Be Reliable, Full of Love, True In Affection, Predictable, Grateful and Loyal Are Difficult Standards For People To Live By

“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.” – Alfred Armand Montapert      

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First Principles: There Is No Government Capable of Contending 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. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Real Man Smiles In Trouble, Smiles In Trouble, Gathers Strength From Distress and Grows Brave By Reflection

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine Allowing of the context of the mores of the time and circumstances, please extrapolate this to his real meaning, ‘real people with true … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Trust Is Built On Telling the Truth, Not Telling People What They Want To Hear

“Trust is built on telling the truth, not telling people what they want to hear.” – Simon Sinek      

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Thought For the Day: People Should Be As Concerned With Clearing the Innocent As Punishing the Guilty

“I hear much of people’s calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent.” – Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)    

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