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First Principles: Hard Words Are Very Rarely Useful. Real Firmness Is Good For Everything. Strut Is Good for Nothing.

“Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing.” – Alexander Hamilton

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First Principles: Every Child In America Should Be Acquainted With His Own Country

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Purpose of Life Is Not To Be Happy At All…It Is To Matter, To Have It Make Some Difference That You Lived.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy at all. It is to be useful, to be honorable. It is to be compassionate. It is to matter, to have it make some difference that you lived.” – Leo Rosten

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First Principles: I Wish To Be Useful, and Every Kind of Service Necessary For the Public Good, Become Honorable By Being Necessary

“I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.” – Nathan Hale, 1776

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First Principles: May the Father of All Mercies Scatter Light, and Not Darkness, Upon Our Paths

“May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths.” –George Washington, 1790

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First Principles: May the Father of All Mercies Scatter Light, and Not Darkness, Upon Our Paths

“May the Father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths.” – George Washington (1790)

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First Principles: May the Father of All Mercies Scatter Light, and Not Darkness, Upon Our Paths

“May the Father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths.” – George Washington

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Thought For the Day: The Purpose of Life Is Not To Be Happy. It Is To Be Useful, To Be Honorable, To Be Compassionate, To Have It Make Some Difference That You Have Lived and Lived Well

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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First Principles: Every Child In America Should Be Acquainted With His Own Country

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse … Continue reading

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Towards A Science of Yoga

More and more, my mind is increasingly turned toward the benefits and science of alternative medicine and self care such as meditation and yoga.   To the degree that it does not conflict with Christianity, I cannot imagine where it … Continue reading

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