Tag Archives: Wisdom

First Principles: Security and Private Property Rest On A Just Court

“Personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.” —Joseph Story (1833)    

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First Principles: Too Much Discretionary Power Is Unwise

“We repose an unwise confidence in any government, or in any men, when we invest them officially with too much, or an unnecessary quantity of, discretionary power.” –Thomas Paine, Serious Address to the People of Philadelphia, 1778 The complete text … Continue reading

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First Principles: Neither the Constitution Nor Law Protects A Corrupt People

“[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” –Samuel Adams (1749) How about that, the Founders called out the conditions of today more than we might … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Endeavor To Be Honest In All We Do

“In our private pursuits it is a great advantage that every honest employment is deemed honorable.” —Thomas Jefferson (1795) It’s somewhat fitting that the witch hunt has thus far calumniated not in any finding of collusion but past crimes committed … Continue reading

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Curious Destiny

Curious Destiny by Michael Romani Destiny is a curious thing Complications that life brings Broken moments perilously collected Bits of truth quietly detected How obvious does it have to be When the blind know more than those who see Banded … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Freedom Leads To Prosperity

“There stands before the entire world one great and inescapable conclusion: Freedom leads to prosperity.” – Ronald Reagan      

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First Principles: Republics Are Lost When Flattery Is Favored Over Truth

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Seek First To Understand

“I am not bothered by the fact that I am not understood. I am bothered when I do not know others.” – Confucius, in The Analects To master life with grace it must be that you seek to understand others more and … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – That to Philosophise Is to Learne How to Die – Montaigne

“Que sçay-je?” “What do I know?” – Montaigne, in an Apology for Raymond Sebond Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne lived from February 28, 1533 through September 13, 1592.   Considered one of the significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Constitution Is Based On the Wisdom of the Ages

“In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected — the legislators of antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of … Continue reading

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