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Thought For the Day: Early To Bed and Early To Rise Makes A Man Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” –  Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: A Wise and Frugal Government… Shall Restrain Men From Injuring One Another (and) Shall Leave Them Otherwise Leave Them Otherwise Free To Regulate Their Own Pursuits of Industry and Improvement

“A wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of the Citizens

“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: The Wisest Man Is He Who Does Not Fancy That He Is So At All

“The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all. “– Nicolas Boileau-despreaux, poet and critic (1 Nov 1636-1711)

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Thought For the Day: Make Mankind Wise and By That Very Operation You Make Them Free

“Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.” – William Godwin (1756-1836)

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Thought for the Day: Will the People Ever Be Wise Enough To Refuse To Follow Bad Leaders Or To Take Away the Freedom of Other People?

Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people? -Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat, author, and lecturer (11 Oct 1884-1962)

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First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure the Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams (1749)

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The Tales Told

The Tales Toldby Michael DoyleThe seventh son of the seventh sonKnows he has no choice but to be the oneWho in accord with ancient prophecyMust rise above to embrace his legacyThe tales told are things quite legendaryPressing him to greatness … Continue reading

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On Being Indigenous In the 21st Century

On Being Indigenous In the 21st Centuryby Michael DoyleIn this world of the modern ageWhen most wish to appear a wise sageIt is pithy to posture and sayIn that pseudo-intellectual wayThat the indigenous follow Mother Nature’s wayThough if you were … Continue reading

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Shrunken Jesus

It’s a paradox really… Shrunken Jesus by Michael Doyle We trust as we say with our might Believing as we will in truth and light That Jesus has the power to save our souls Then in whispers we wonder at … Continue reading

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