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14 Nuggets of Wisdom from Wendell Berry

  Wendell Berry (b. 1934) combines knowledge and experience better than most intellectuals, having divided his time between writing and farming for much of his life. He is the author of more than 40 books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry,...

Remembering Fred Thompson: 8 Quotes

Yesterday, former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson died at the age of 73. In addition to serving in the Senate for the state of Tennessee, Thompson was famous for his role as a lawyer in the Watergate hearings and his career as a character actor in film...

13 Quotes from John Dewey You Can Probably Agree With

1. “Familiarity breeds contempt, but it also breeds something like affection. We get used to the chains we wear, and we miss them when removed.”   2. “The quality of mental process, not the production of correct answers, is the measure of...

11 Sobering Quotes from Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn

1. “The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.”   2. “From ancient times decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end.”   3. “Untouched by the breath of...

14 Forceful Quotes from Teddy Roosevelt

1. “It is no use to preach to children if you do not act decently yourself.”       2. “A good many of you are probably acquainted with the old proverb, ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick — you will go far.’ If a man...

9 Timeless Quotes from Dostoevsky

1. “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”     2. “The best definition of man is: a being that goes on two legs and is ungrateful.”     3. “If you were to destroy in...

9 Brilliant Quotes from One Smart Dude

British philosopher Roger Scruton is the author of over 30 books, including The Soul of the World, An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Culture, and The Uses of Pessimism and the Dangers of False Hope. He is also the author of a number of...

Podcast: Teaching Character in School

Missed our webinar last week on character education? Check out the podcast below to get caught up on what you missed! For an overview of the panelists, click here. Your browser does not support the audio element. Please us the download link...

George Washington’s Rules of Civility in the Age of Internet

Ever read George Washington’s Rules of Civility? If so, it’s unlikely you’ve read more than a handful before you realize that you’ve repeatedly broken one or more at some point in time. It’s easy to laugh at the manners of the past and dismiss...

Male Feminism: A Bad Strategy to Attract Women?

Currently, the news media is praising an engineering student for his letter expressing empathy for female engineering students. The Huffington Post headline read “Male Engineering Student Perfectly Explains Why Female Classmates Aren't His Equals.”...

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