Deism is the belief that a higher power created the world, but that God will not interfere with natural law or  perform miracles, and that people should rely on logic and reason instead of religious traditions based on writings in a book. Famous deists from history include Napoleon Bonaparte, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Source

Happy 273rd Birthday to Thomas Jefferson!

Here are some of his most notable quotations:

  • “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.“
  • “History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.”
  • “He who knows best knows how little he knows.”
  • “On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
  • “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
  • “Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.”
  • “Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful. Man has no nobler or more valuable possession than time.”

Napoleon’s nickname of ‘le petit caporal’ added to the confusion because some mistakenly interpret 'petit’ as meaning 'small,’ but it was used as an affectionate term regarding his camaraderie with ordinary soldiers.

He also surrounded himself with the soldiers of his elite guard, who were required to be at least 6 feet tall, which made him look a lot smaller.

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Warrior Culture : Mongol

The Mongolian Empire is perhaps the most underrated of them all. Ironic since at its hights it controlled more land than Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Adolf Hitler combined. They were predominantly a nomadic horse warrior people, able to ride for days and outwit, out maneuver, and out survive their enemies. Brutal and effective in battle with enemies, but magnanimous in peace with friends, as it should be.