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Making Your Attitude

“Men and boys are learning all kinds of trades but how to make men of themselves. They learn to make houses; but they are not so well housed, they are not so contented in their houses, as the woodchucks in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Children

A bit of perspective on this Philosophical Friday morning.  One of my favorite quotes from Socrates (Σωκράτης).  Our experiences are more shared than unique. “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for … Continue reading

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“The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise”

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even … Continue reading

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Rules of Conduct and Thoughts on Self-Education

Thomas Jefferson wrote reams of good advice, important political philosophy, the Declaration of Independence, and many other things (which is why we know so much about him).  To some of his younger relations he sent his favorite “rules of conduct” … Continue reading

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Making Connections with Kindred Spirits

The Internet is neither good nor bad.  It is just a repository of information like a giant disorganized library that is constantly in flux.  Like a library, it is a tool and like a library it can be a meeting … Continue reading

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The Useful Man

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
We have scientific writers of several kinds, and their number is continually increasing; there is no harm in that, but their studies are mainly directed to form theorists capable of ordering workmen, but unable…

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Hardship and Destiny

  “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” — C.S. Lewis

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