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Thought For the Day: Kindness Is More Important Than Wisdom, and the Recognition of This Is the Beginning of Wisdom

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” – Theodore Rubin, psychiatrist and writer (11 Apr 1923-2019)

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Thought For the Day: The Key To Wisdom Is This – Constant and Frequent Questioning…For By Doubting We Are Led To Question and By Questioning We Arrive At the Truth

“The key to wisdom is this — constant and frequent questioning … for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.” – Peter Abelard (1099-1142)

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First Principles: Wisdom and Good Examples Are Necessary At This Time To Rescue the Political Machine From the Impending Storm

“Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.” – George Washington (1786)

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First Principles: Without Freedom of Thought There Can Be No Such Thing As Wisdom; and No Such Thing As Public Liberty, Without Freedom of Speech

“Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” -Benjamin Franklin (1722)

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Thought For the Day: He Who Breaks A Thing To Find Out What It Is Has Left the Path of Wisdom

“He Who Breaks A Thing To Find Out What It Is Has Left the Path of Wisdom.” – J.R.R. Tolkein

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First Principles: Without Freedom of Thought There Can Be No Such Thing As Wisdom; and No Such Thing As Public Liberty, Without Freedom of Speech

“Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” – Benjamin Franklin (1722)

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First Principles: The General Principles On Which the Fathers Achieved Independence Were the General Principles of Christianity

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and … Continue reading

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Beauty’s Brutality

Beauty’s Brutalityby Michael DoyleIn the deeps of Finland’s heartThe land lies in its darknessBathed in the Northern LightFrom where whispers of hope startAgainst the chilling harshnessBelow winter’s frosted nightSummer has been quick and fleetingTo thrive here takes endurance and courageWorn … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Aim of Every Political Constitution Is, Or Ought To Be, First To Obtain For Rulers Men Who Possess Most Wisdom To Discern and Most Virtue To Pursue the Common Good of the Society

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honesty Is the First Chapter In the Book of Wisdom

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

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