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First Principles: There Is A Rank Due to the United States, Among Nations, Which Will Be Withheld, If Not Absolutely Lost, By the Reputation of Weakness

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington (1793)

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First Principles: Character Is Like A Tree and Reputation Like A Shadow. The Shadow Is What We Think of It; the Tree Is the Real Thing

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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Thought For the Day: The Greater the Difficulty the More Glory In Surmounting It

“The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” – Epictetus    

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Thought For the Day: Trust, Honesty, Humility, Transparency and Accountability Are the Building Blocks of A Positive Reputation. Trust Is the Foundation of Any Relationship

“Trust, honesty, humility, transparency and accountability are the building blocks of a positive reputation. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.” – Mike Paul      

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Jenny Lind

P. T. Barnum once said something like the greatest art is the art of making people happy.  Personally, I think he was really onto something with this.  Then again, as the child that I’ve always been, I’ve always loved a … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Good Moral Character Needed To Lead A Republic Requires Being Both Learned and Virtuous

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Wise To Be Indifferent To Those Who Deliberately Choose To Think Badly of You

“With those who wish to think amiss of me, I have learned to be perfectly indifferent; but where I know a mind to be ingenuous, and to need only truth to set it to rights, I cannot be passive.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Respect Due the United States Is Lost If It’s Reputation Is of Weakness

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington      

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First Principles: To Have A Reputation for Weakness Destroys A Nation’s Credibility

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington, Fifth Annual Message, 1793      

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Man

“[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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