Tag Archives: Ambition

Scaling the New Heights of the Dawn Wall

(Scaling the New Heights of the) Dawn Wallby Michael DoyleIn the dawn of winterWe scaled the face of the wallLearning to never pause in winterWe rose above Yosemite’s fallCapturing the dreams of our own storyFinding the way through until the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Ambition Must Be Made To Counteract Ambition

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses … Continue reading

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First Principles: Energy In the Executive Is…Essential to the Protection of the Community Against Foreign Attacks

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the … Continue reading

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A Servant of His People

A Servant of His Peopleby Michael DoyleMy hat is off to Volodymyr ZelenskyAs with his courage, he steps into historyHe has consistently proven his fitnessAs the heroic man becomes a remarkable witnessOnce a comedian who commanded laughterHe has proven himself … Continue reading

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The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Day

The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Dayby Michael DoyleChristmas didn’t come with a pretty bowIf you didn’t know this, you need to knowThere was a lot of ugly in what became beautifulThe something simple transformed into the wonderfulShepherds were … Continue reading

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First Principles: Ambition Must Be Made To Counteract Ambition

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses … Continue reading

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First Principles: Dependence Begets Subservience and Venality, Suffocates the Germ of Virtue, and Prepare Fit Tools For the Designs of Ambition

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” –Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, Query 19, 1781

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First Principles: It Should Be Your Care…and Mine, To Elevate the Minds of Our Children and Exalt Their Courage…and Virtue

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: My Ambition Is to Live To See All of Physics Reduced To A Formula So Elegant and Simple That It Will Fit Easily On the Front of A Tee-Shirt

“My ambition is to live to see all of physics reduced to a formula so elegant and simple that it will fit easily on the front of a T-shirt.” -Leon Max Lederman, physicist, Nobel laureate (15 Jul 1922-2018)

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First Principles: Dependence Begets Subservience and Venality, Suffocates the Germ of Virtue, and Prepares Fit Tools for the Designs of Ambition

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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