Tag Archives: Balance

First Principles: Without Law, Liberty Becomes Licentiousness

“Without law, liberty … loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson (1790)      

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Famous

Some wish to be famous and seek out fame I understand this and cast no kind of blame But, for me, I wish a life of balanced proportion Not one lived like some sort of social distortion Like Leonardo Da … Continue reading

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Thorny Logic

Thorny Logic by Michael Romani There is a thorny logic of contortion Of how we approach art in its distortion It’s a shell game we call respect As we arbitrarily choose favor or neglect In a world where street creds … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nature Has Given Man Into Woman’s Hands

“Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired. This is woman’s entire but decisive advantage. Through man’s passions, nature has given man into woman’s hands…” – Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch Nevermind how this guy meant this.  It … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Crank

With a turn of the crank There was no one to thank But the God of this world Who keeps our toes curled While the whole place Takes up only a tiny space In being our everything Cosmically inclined to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Integrity Without Knowledge Is Weak; Knowledge Without Integrity Is Dreadful

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” —Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)              

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Thought For the Day: Talent and Luck Require Each Other

“The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.” – Hector Berlioz, composer (1803-1869)        

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Thought For the Day: Live A Balanced Life

“Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” – Robert Fulghum, author (b. 1937)        

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First Principles: Don’t Give Up Essential Liberty For Temporary Safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1795          

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First Principles: Our Ways and Means Should Balance Our Promises

“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” —James Madison in a … Continue reading

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