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Daily Grit, Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Daily Grit, Fri, Apr 18, 2014
“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 27 more words

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I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.  - Thomas Paine

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Quote: Thomas Paine

“An Avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he a establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

- Thomas Paine (1795)

a new low ~~ back to the future

 Don’t let Republicans take Americans back to the ole’days … Nativegrl77

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Isolationism refers to America’s longstanding reluctance to become involved in European alliances and wars.  1,451 more words

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Revolutionary Writer

“My heart and myself are three thousand miles apart; and I had rather see my horse, Button, eating the grass of Bordentown than see all the show and pomp of Europe.” … 420 more words