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Entries from September 2021

September 30th, 2021 · No Comments

“When a master does not consider what he is doing, a sensible servant should set him right.” – Molière, “The Imaginary Invalid” (trans. Charles Heron Wall) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 29th, 2021 · No Comments

“If nothing impeaching my honor, or honesty, is said, I care little for the rest. I have pursued one uniform course for three score years, and am happy in believing that the world have thought it a right one: of it’s being so, I am so well satisfied myself, that I shall not depart from […]

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

September 28th, 2021 · No Comments

“It requires time to conquer bad habits, and hardly anything short of necessity is able to accomplish it.” – George Washington, “Letter to Arthur Young”, December 5, 1791 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 27th, 2021 · No Comments

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” – George Washington, “Letter to Harriot Washington”, October 30, 1791 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 26th, 2021 · No Comments

“May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be none to make him afraid. May the father of all mercies scatter light […]

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September 25th, 2021 · No Comments

“Dance if the streets are full. Dance harder when the streets are empty.” – Kelli Colyer-Christian, Facebook, May 22, 2020 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 24th, 2021 · No Comments

“I have never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go […]

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

September 23rd, 2021 · No Comments

“Nothing but harmony, honesty, industry and frugality are necessary to make us a great and happy people.” – George Washington, “Letter to Marquis de Lafayette”, January 29, 1789 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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

September 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

“Experience has by no means justified us in the supposition, that there is more virtue in one class of men than in another. Look through the rich and the poor of the community; the learned and the ignorant. Where does virtue predominate?” – Alexander Hamilton, “Speech in the New York Ratifying Convention on Representation” Share […]

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

September 21st, 2021 · No Comments

“As riches increase and accumulate in few hands; as luxury prevails in society; virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard.” – Alexander Hamilton, “Speech in the New York Ratifying Convention on Representation” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 20th, 2021 · No Comments

“The ancient democracies, in which the people themselves deliberated, never possessed one feature of good government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity: When they assembled, the field of debate presented an ungovernable mob, not only incapable of deliberation, but prepared for every enormity. In these assemblies, the enemies of the people brought forward […]

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September 19th, 2021 · No Comments

“Read as little as possible of literary criticism — such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened and empty of life, or else they are just clever word-games, in which one view wins today, and tomorrow the opposite view. Works of art are of an infinite solitude, and no means […]

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September 18th, 2021 · No Comments

“Irony: Don’t let yourself be controlled by it, especially during uncreative moments. When you are fully creative, try to use it, as one more way to take hold of life. Used purely, it too is pure, and one needn’t be ashamed of it; but if you feel yourself becoming too familiar with it, if you […]

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September 8th, 2021 · No Comments

“Precisely in the deepest and most important matters, we are unspeakably alone.” – Rainier Maria Rilke, “Letters to a Young Poet” (trans. Stephen Mitchell) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 7th, 2021 · No Comments

“There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act therefore contrary to the constitution can be valid. To deny this would be to affirm that the deputy is greater than […]

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

September 6th, 2021 · No Comments

“A man raised from the station of a private citizen to the rank of chief magistrate, possessed of but a moderate or slender fortune, and looking forward to a period not very remote, when he may probably be obliged to return to the station from which he was taken, might sometimes be under temptations to […]

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

September 5th, 2021 · No Comments

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks: It is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws, to the protection of property against those irregular and high handed combinations, which sometimes interrupt the ordinary […]

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September 4th, 2021 · No Comments

“Nothing touches a work of art so little as words of criticism: they always result in more or less fortunate misunderstandings. Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all […]

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September 3rd, 2021 · No Comments

“Great art, whether expressing itself in words, colours, or stones, does not say the same thing over and over again.” – John Ruskin, “The Nature of Gothic” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 2nd, 2021 · No Comments

“Do not let us suppose that love of order is love of art. It is true that order, in its highest sense, is one of the necessities of art, just as time is a necessity of music; but love of order has no more to do with our right enjoyment of architecture or painting, than […]

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September 1st, 2021 · No Comments

“A well constituted court for the trial of impeachments, is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdictions are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or in other words from the abuse or violation of some public […]

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