Tag Archives: Ability

Thought For the Day: Peace Is Not the Absence of Conflict; It Is the Ability To Handle Conflict By Peaceful Means

“Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan

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Thought For the Day: The Easter Egg Symbolizes Our Ability To Break Out of the Hardened, Protective Shell We’ve Surrounded Ourselves With

“The Easter egg symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves with.”– Siobhan Shaw

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Thought For the Day: A Judge Has A Duty To Decide Cases Based Solely On the Law…Empathy Should Not Play A Role In A Judge’s Consideration of A Case

“A judge has a duty to decide cases based solely on the law … [T]o the extent that empathy is defined as one’s ability to share what another person is feeling from the other person’s point of reference, empathy should … Continue reading

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Lessons From Alcestis

Lessons From Alcestisby Michael DoyleAlcestis was the fairest of daughtersMuch beloved by Pelias, her fatherSo too loved by her husband, AdmetusAnd of her son, the warrior EumelusFearing that death might come to soonMade Admetus err in bringing love to ruinFor … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Science Is More Than A Body of Knowledge; It is a Way of Thinking…When the People Have Lost the Ability to Knowledgably Question Those In Authority….

“Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster (1788)

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Thought For the Day: I Can Scarcely Contemplate A Greater Calamity That Could Befall This Country, Than Be Loaded With A Debt Exceeding Their Ability Ever to Discharge

“I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country, than be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability ever to discharge. If this be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Power Is the Ability To Achieve A Purpose…Whether It is Good or Bad Depends On the Purpose

“Power is the ability to achieve a purpose … whether it is good or bad depends on the purpose.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Thought For the Day: Mental Toughness Is the Ability To Accept the Fact That You’re Human and That You’re Going To Make Mistakes…And You Don’t Let Your Mistakes…Keep You From Doing the Very Best That You Can

“…(D)o you know what mental toughness is? Well, mental toughness is the ability to accept the fact that you’re human and that you’re going to make mistakes – lots of ’em – all your life. And some of them are … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Ability To Simplify Means To Eliminate the Unnecessary So That the Necessary May Speak

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” -Hans Hofmann, painter (21 Mar 1880-1966)

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