Thoughts from the Monarch

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What is it that fuels and inspires Dagostinia?

Loyalty, Industry, Resiliency, Resolution, Responsibility, Self-Reliance, Courage, Integrity, Sacrifice. - From the artofmanliness.com website.

"When elephants fight, it's the grass that gets trampled" -
African Proverb

"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb

"Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide." - John Adams

"The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other." - Walter Bagehot

"It's never your last chance" - Monarch of Dagostinia

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams

"The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them." - Samuel Clemens

"Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Samuel Clemens

"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better.  This is a most valuable, a most sacred right — a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.  Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government, may chose to exercise it.  Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize, and make their own, of so much territory as they inhabit."  - Abraham Lincoln
 
"You aspire to great things?  Begin with little ones." - St. Augustine

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry (attrib)

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer, a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman, a man who works with his hands and brain and his heart is an artist" - Louis Nizer