Tag Archives: Conceive

Dependence

Dependenceby Michael DoyleWhen the days are darkestThat’s when we need your lightKeeping hope alive when we’re saddestYou bring morning to our nightKeeping hope there and aliveYou are the source by which we surviveWalking beside us in our humanityAnd loving us … Continue reading

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Eudaimonia

Eudaimoniaby Michael DoyleAs a matter of virtue and philosophical inquiryAristotle unveiled many a treasured mysterySetting eudaimonia as the telos of human lifeTranslated toward peace and against strifeInvestigations into the dream of pure reasonTurning the colors of each passing seasonThe functionality … Continue reading

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On A Friendship

On A Friendshipby Michael DoyleFriendship is like a storyA melody that catches and belongsThere in the ways of trustIs a love that grows as it mustChildren play at their gamesWe play our own, just the sameBelieving in things hard to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Are Social Creatures To the Inmost Center of Our Being

“We are social creatures to the inmost center of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.” -Karl Popper, philosopher and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I Believe the Greatest Gift I Can Conceive of Having From Anyone Is To Be Seen, Heard, Understood, and Touched By Them

“I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen, heard, understood, and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand, and touch another person.” -Virginia Satir, psychotherapist … Continue reading

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Falling In the Darkness

Falling In the Darknessby Michael DoyleWhatever your beliefI do not mean you griefPlease don’t be annoyedWhen I explain about the voidThat some see and believeBecause it is what they conceiveBetween God and brother manThat confuses us when it canSome react … Continue reading

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First Principles: Do Not Conceive That Fine Clothes Make Fine Men, Any More Than Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds

“Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds.” —George Washington (1783)

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Thought For the Day: May Each of You Have the Heart to Conceive, the Understanding To Direct, and the Hand to Execute Works That Will Make the World A Little Better For Your Having Been Here

 “My fondest hope for each one of you — and especially for the young people here — is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of … Continue reading

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A Christmas Heart

A Christmas Heartby Michael DoyleOn a forge borne of magicThe Star of Bethlehem Can be harnessed with loveA Christmas heart wipes away the tragicOnly in the way an elf understandsLed as these are from up aboveWhen times are getting hardAnd … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: May Each of You Have the Heart To Conceive, the Understanding to Direct and the Hand To Execute the Works That Will Make the World A Little Better For You Having Been Here

“My fondest hope for each one of you — and especially for the young people here — is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of … Continue reading

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