The Progress Of a Gentleman 1

The Progress Of a Gentleman
“What interested me most of all were Cortright’s books.” – George Mahon Today it is my pleasure to present a rather long article by George Mahon. The description of a young man’s career, I found this in a 1911 book titled simply, Business.  Slightly longer than normal, this biography is worth every word in it. ...

Learn To Think Like Thomas Edison 1

Learn To Think Like Thomas Edison
“Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.” -Thomas Edison While inspiration cannot replace persistence and determination, it is nonetheless a crucial catalyst in every great accomplishment. Just pulling your mower’s rip cord might not cut your grass very quickly, but neither will only filling the gas tank.  Combined, however, pulling the rip cord ...

I Have Returned! 2

I Have Returned!
“People of the Philippines: I have returned.” – General Douglas MacArthur As World War II began, General Douglas MacArthur – the commander of the “U. S. Army Forces In The Far East” – found his Philippine headquarters menaced by the Japanese military. As the situation grew more desperate, MacArthur was commanded by the President to ...

Special Resource: Founders Speak 10

Special Resource: Founders Speak
About a year ago, I invested a good bit of time in learning what the founders really said on some of the most important topics of life. Although plenty of quotes are floating around online, I was frustrated by the lack of quotes on certain crucial issues and the poor historical reliability of those few ...

How To Give The Perfect Independence Day Speech

How To Give The Perfect Independence Day Speech
“It is sweet to serve one’s country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words.” – Sallust, c. 40 B.C. As we approach Independence Day this year, you may be asked to give a speech at a celebration party.  If you are, what will you say? In today’s article, you will ...

Early American Slogans Every Man Should Know 3

Early American Slogans Every Man Should Know
“With their pens and their voices they stirred themselves and the world.” – Jan R. Van Meter During our early American history, our early leaders coined a number of important phrases that embodied the American spirit. Every American man should take on the task of studying the words of these founders and learning what they ...

Consider Your Integrity

Consider Your Integrity
“When you work with integrity, you honor the Lord.” — Chuck Swindoll Today it is our pleasure to have this article by guest author, Cowboy Bob Sorensen.  He has been an important part of this blog from the start, and he writes his own blog, Stormbringer’s Thunder. It has been said that character is “who ...

Motivational Posters: Winston S. Churchill Edition

Motivational Posters: Winston S. Churchill Edition
Winston Churchill, the prime minister of England during World War II, in many ways exemplified manliness.  Although he did have many problems, Churchill’s bravery, energy, and knowledge are to be admired. Recognized as one of the most quotable men in history, Churchill had a firm grasp of the English language and used his skill proficiently.  ...

A Letter From The Alamo 1

A Letter From The Alamo
“Remember the Alamo!” Although many people do recall that stirring cry, few actually know what the battle of the Alamo was really about. It was not merely a brave stand by a few heroic Texans against thousands of Mexican soldiers; it was a battle that did much to save the fledgling Republic of Texas by ...

Patrick Henry: “Give Me Liberty!”

Patrick Henry:
During the beginning of the American War for Independence, many of our colonial leaders, rightly understanding the horrors of war, were wisely reticent to fight the British Empire unnecessarily. Unfortunately, some of these influential took this principle too far and refused to declare war even when all hopes for a “righteous peace”, to use the ...