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Can happiness exist without morality?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I believe firmly with you in the connection between virtue & happiness: that the latter can never exist ...: and that...

You think I am without vices? Ha!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership Sir, You have never had but one vice. I compliment your fatherland and both worlds on the fact that you have finally lost...

Live Above the Law to be Free

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS: HARTMAN RECTOR JR. October 1972 The story of Joseph, the son of Jacob who was called Israel, is a vivid...

Rise of the Professional Slut

BY SELWYN DUKE “There was a time when you knew who the bad girls were,” someone close to me once said. “Now you know...

This Life Designed To Be An Education for A Future One

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JOHN ADAMS A man’s observing the flux of the tide to-day, renders it credible that the same phenomenon may be observed to-morrow....

Only Virtue, Morality, & Intelligence Can Save America

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, Brigham Young 1855 Assuredly in the preservation of virtue, morality, and intelligence she may look for the perpetuity of...

Proper Business of This Life – John Adams

They Were Believers, John Adams Our proper business in this life is not to accumulate large fortunes, not to gain high honors and important offices...

Aristotle: Injustice is more dangerous when armed

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Aristotle Man, when perfected, is the best of animals; but when isolated he is the worst of all; for injustice...

We did our part. Now, you do yours.

Wise leaders understand that freedom is the basis for all other advancements. "We have spent the prime of our lives in procuring them the precious blessing of liberty. Let them spend theirs in showing that it is the great parent of ... "

Man is More Than This – Spencer W. Kimball

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Spencer W. Kimball “The group that tolerates sexual anarchy is endangering its very survival,” says sociologist Sorokin. One prominent voice...

Plutarch’s Morals: That Virtue May Be Taught

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch's Morals: “That Virtue May Be Taught”, 75 A.C.E. § i. As to virtue we deliberate and dispute whether good sense,...

Lecture: The Political Philosophy of Augustine

BY JACK KERWICK Augustine (354 A.D.—430 A.D.), a one-time bishop of Hippo, is undoubtedly the most distinguished clergyman to which the Roman Catholic Church—or any...

Let us beware of the poison of flattery

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, November 11, 1771 Messieurs EDES & GILL, WE read that "Jeroboam the Son of Nebat made Israel to sin": For this he...

A Return to Virtue

A Way of Life, Sister Elaine S. Dalton Last April, two days after general conference, we held our first meeting as a newly sustained presidency....

John Locke: The Seed-Plot of All Other Virtues

Daily Dabble in the Classics, John Locke To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the...

May You Have Courage

A Way of Life, President Thomas S. Monson My dear young sisters, what a glorious sight you are. I realize that beyond this magnificent Conference...

Ben Franklin: Imitators v. Counterfeiters

Liberty Letters, Benjamin Franklin There is much difference between imitating a good man, and counterfeiting him. Source: Benjamin Franklin: Sayings of Poor Richard from Poor Richard's...

Adler on Courage

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Question: Courage is a much-praised virtue, but just what it is is not too clear. We usually associate it with...

Humility as a Virtue

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Religious leaders are always preaching the virtue of humility to us. It is supposed to be wrong to push ourselves...

Virtue and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. We are all faced with having to choose between one activity and another, with having to order and arrange the...

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With Locally-run Elections, a Handful of Big Dem Cities Now Control US

BY SELWYN DUKE Democrats have lamented how the Electoral College gives smaller states outsized influence over presidential elections. But consider what they’ve done via illegal...

Avoid the Appearance of Evil

BY T.F. STERN Call me ‘Old School’ if you wish; but certain principles of conduct from another era seem to have been lost along the...

Reacting to the Wrong Alarm

BY T.F. STERN Yesterday Lucy was preparing our evening meal, steak and baked potatoes.  We’d both put in a full day and this was to...

Out of Africa, an entrepreneurial society emerges

~Ivor Ichikowitz’s Africa Youth Survey underscores the continent’s innovation and ambition~ Duggan Flanakin “By their very nature, young Africans are some of the most entrepreneurial people...