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First Principles: Had Every Athenian Citizen Been A Socrates, Every Athenian Assembly Would Still Have Been A Mob

“Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.” – James Madison (1788)

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Some Times We Can Wait No Longer

Some Times We Can Wait No Longerby Michael DoyleSocrates and Jesus took their last breathsAs each of these were put to their deathsAccused and tried for treason and blasphemyAnd in corrupting the young by truth’s divinityThe noble search and allegiance … Continue reading

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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First Principles: Passion Never Fails To Wrest the Scepter From Reason

“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason. … Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. … Continue reading

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First Principles: Passion Never Fails To Wrest the Sceptre From Reason

“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason. … Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.” – Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: True Wisdom Comes At Realizing How Little We Understand About Life, Ourselves and the World Around Us

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” – Socrates      

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Surviving the Ride

From Socrates to Rush’s Neil Pert to observance of every day life, we all learn one thing fairly early on, conform or be cast out. Surviving the Ride by Michael Romani Time and again, it’s the same story All sorts … Continue reading

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First Principle: In Being Humble, Imitate Jesus and Socrates

“Imitate Jesus and Socrates.” – Benjamin Franklin    

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Thought For the Day: Don’t Be So Busy Doing To Be A Human Be-ing

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”  – Socrates Too many people get caught up in doing all that the can on a 24/7 blaze right through life.  Take a moment to savor all the flavor that you find along … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Phaedo – Plato

Phaedo is a dialogue of Plato that was known among its first readers as On the Soul.  This work depicts Socrates death.  In this dialogue, the nature of the afterlife is discussed on Socrates last day.  He had been sentenced to … Continue reading

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