The Art of Tetman Callis

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Entries from August 2021

August 31st, 2021 · No Comments

“Make it a fixed point of policy in the national administration to go as far as may be practicable in making the luxury of the rich tributary to the public treasury, in order to diminish the necessity of those impositions, which might create dissatisfaction in the poorer and most numerous classes of the society. Happy […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 30th, 2021 · No Comments

“To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude, that the fiery and destructive passions of war, reign in the human breast, with much more powerful sway, than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace; and, that to model our political systems upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 29th, 2021 · No Comments

“How is it possible that a government half supplied and always necessitous, can fulfil the purposes of its institution—can provide for the security of—advance the prosperity—or support the reputation of the commonwealth? How can it ever possess either energy or stability, dignity or credit, confidence at home or respectability abroad? How can its administration be […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 28th, 2021 · No Comments

“Money is with propriety considered as the vital principle of the body politic; as that which sustains its life and motion, and enables it to perform its most essential functions. A complete power therefore to procure a regular and adequate supply of it, as far as the resources of the community will permit, may be […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 27th, 2021 · No Comments

“Nothing is more likely to endanger the liberty of the press, than the abuse of that liberty, by employing it in personal accusations, detractions, and calumny.” – Benjamin Franklin, “On the Abuse of the Press” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Benjamin Franklin · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 26th, 2021 · No Comments

“In an egg, as in the meat of a chicken, in beef, or in mutton, in milk, in everything, one perceives, and ought to taste, the juice, the quintessence of all the food on which the animal has fed. How much better food we could have if more attention were paid to this!” – Guy […]

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Tags: Guy de Maupassant · Lit & Crit

August 25th, 2021 · No Comments

Silentium Speak not, lie hidden, and concealthe way you dream, the things you feel.Deep in your spirit let them riseakin to stars in crystal skiesthat set before the night is blurred:delight in them and speak no word. How can a heart expression find?How should another know your mind?Will he discern what quickens you?A thought once […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Vladimir Nabokov

August 24th, 2021 · No Comments

“Greek democracies could never pardon the introduction of new gods. Their objection to this was not, however, that the gods in question were false gods. If they had been so, it would not have mattered so much. What they could not tolerate was that any one should establish a private means of communication between himself […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · The Ancients

August 23rd, 2021 · No Comments

“Ancient religions cared nothing for a man’s belief, if only it did not set him in open opposition to the public worship of the State, and, so long as the proper ceremonial was correctly performed, any explanation of it that occurred to the spectator might be given. He might believe or disbelieve that the Mysteries […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · The Ancients

August 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

“The rights of neutrality will only be respected, when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.” – Alexander Hamilton, “The Federalist No. 11” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 21st, 2021 · No Comments

“Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates. The violent destruction of life and property incident to war—the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 20th, 2021 · No Comments

“Have we not already seen enough of the fallacy and extravagance of those idle theories which have amused us with promises of an exemption from the imperfections, weaknesses and evils incident to society in every shape? Is it not time to awake from the deceitful dream of a golden age, and to adopt as a […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 19th, 2021 · No Comments

“An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized, as the off-spring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty. An overscrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 18th, 2021 · No Comments

“We are not always sure, that those who advocate the truth are influenced by purer principles than their antagonists. Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives, not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as upon those who oppose the right side of a question. […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 17th, 2021 · No Comments

“The moral sense, or conscience, is as much a part of man as his leg or arm. It is given to all human beings in a stronger or weaker degree, as force of members is given them in a greater or less degree. It may be strengthened by exercise, as may any particular limb of […]

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Tags: The American Constitution · Thomas Jefferson

August 16th, 2021 · No Comments

“I am born to lose every thing I love.” – Thomas Jefferson, “Letter to Maria Cosway”, July 1, 1787 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: The American Constitution · Thomas Jefferson

August 15th, 2021 · No Comments

“A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe for felicity. The idle are the only wretched. In a world which furnishes so many emploiments which are useful, and so many which are amusing, it is our own fault if we ever know what ennui is, or if we […]

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Tags: Economics · The American Constitution · Thomas Jefferson

August 14th, 2021 · No Comments

“Articles of Agreement made this twelveth day of April Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, by and between George Washington Esqr. of the Parish of Truro, in the County of Fairfax, State of Virginia, on the one part, and Philip Bater, Gardner, on the other Witness, that the said Philip Bater, for […]

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Tags: Economics · George Washington · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 13th, 2021 · No Comments

“There are two Passions which have a powerful Influence in the Affairs of Men. These are Ambition and Avarice; the Love of Power and the Love of Money. Separately, each of these has great Force in prompting Men to Action; but when united in View of the same Object, they have in many Minds the […]

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Tags: Benjamin Franklin · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 12th, 2021 · No Comments

“Some people travel abroad to find themselves. I’m not one of them.” – Adriana Paramo, “He Tells Me That I’m Beautifool” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Verandah

August 11th, 2021 · No Comments

“The fondness for the jingle leaves us with that for the rattles and baubles of childhood, and if we continue to read rhymed verse at a later period of life it is such only where the poet has had force enough to bring great beauties of thought and diction into this form. When young any […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · The American Constitution · Thomas Jefferson

August 10th, 2021 · No Comments

“What a stupendous, what an incomprehensible machine is man! who can endure toil, famine, stripe, imprisonment & death itself in vindication of his own liberty, and the next moment be deaf to all those motives whose power supported him thro’ his trial, and inflict on his fellow men a bondage, one hour of which is […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · The American Constitution · Thomas Jefferson

August 9th, 2021 · No Comments

“What, gracious God, is man! that there should be such inconsistency & perfidiousness in his conduct?” – George Washington, “Letter to David Humphreys”, December 26, 1786 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: George Washington · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 8th, 2021 · No Comments

“Human freedom stands out as an apparent fact of our consciousness, while it is also, I conceive, a highly probable deduction of analogy from the nature of that portion of the mind whose scientific constitution we are able to investigate. But whether accepted as a fact reposing on consciousness, or as a conclusion sanctioned by […]

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Tags: Open Science Collaboration

August 7th, 2021 · No Comments

“It is the business of science not to create laws, but to discover them. We do not originate the constitution of our own minds, greatly as it may be in our power to modify their character. And as the laws of the human intellect do not depend upon our will, so the forms of the […]

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Tags: Open Science Collaboration

August 6th, 2021 · No Comments

“Nothing is so mistaken as the supposition, that a person is to extricate himself from a difficulty, by intrigue, by chicanery, by dissimulation, by trimming, by an untruth, by an injustice. This increases the difficulties ten fold; and those who pursue these methods, get themselves so involved at length, that they can turn no way […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · The American Constitution · Thomas Jefferson

August 5th, 2021 · No Comments

“Compulsory school attendance laws and the great expenditures for education both demonstrate our recognition of the importance of education to our democratic society. It is required in the performance of our most basic public responsibilities, even service in the armed forces. It is the very foundation of good citizenship. Today it is a principal instrument […]

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 4th, 2021 · No Comments

“It is to be regretted, I confess, that Democratical States must always feel before they can see: it is this that makes their Governments slow—but the people will be right at last.” – George Washington, “Letter to Marquis de Lafayette”, July 25, 1785 (emphases in original) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: George Washington · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 3rd, 2021 · No Comments

“While not only every personal artifice is employed by a few heated and inconsiderate spirits, to practise upon the passions of the people, but the public papers are made the channel of the most inflammatory and pernicious doctrines, tending to the subversion of all private security and genuine liberty; it would be culpable in those […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

August 2nd, 2021 · No Comments

“In the various Enumerations of the moral Virtues I had met with in my Reading, I found the Catalogue more or less numerous, as different Writers included more or fewer Ideas under the same Name. Temperance, for Example, was by some confin’d to Eating & Drinking, while by others it was extended to mean the […]

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Tags: Benjamin Franklin · Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution