Wednesday, November 3, 2010


"For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them."

- Seneca

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


"Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain."

- Winston Churchill

Monday, November 1, 2010


"If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind."

- Seneca

Sunday, October 31, 2010


"Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."

- Seneca

Sunday, August 1, 2010


"I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill."

Mohandas Gandhi

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


"Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it."

Mohandas Gandhi

Saturday, July 10, 2010


"But whatever may be our situation, whether firmly united under one national government, or split into a number of confederacies, certain it is, that foreign nations will know and view it exactly as it is; and they will act toward us accordingly. If they see that our national government is efficient and well administered, our trade prudently regulated, our militia properly organized and disciplined, our resources and finances discreetly managed, our credit re-established, our people free, contented, and united, they will be much more disposed to cultivate our friendship than provoke our resentment. If, on the other hand, they find us either destitute of an effectual government (each State doing right or wrong, as to its rulers may seem convenient), or split into three or four independent and probably discordant republics or confederacies, one inclining to Britain, another to France, and a third to Spain, and perhaps played off against each other by the three, what a poor, pitiful figure will America make in their eyes! How liable would she become not only to their contempt but to their outrage, and how soon would dear-bought experience proclaim that when a people or family so divide, it never fails to be against themselves" 

- John Jay, Federalist Paper #4

Friday, July 9, 2010


"A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking. Let us examine the points in which it varies from pure democracy, and we shall comprehend both the nature of the cure and the efficacy which it must derive from the Union."

- James Madison, Federalist Paper #10