Tag Archives: Courage

Thought For the Day: A True Leader Becomes One Through Actions and Integrity

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Dare To Reason And Escape Bigotry and Foolishness To Be Free

“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.” – Lord Byron, poet (22 Jan 1788-1824)  

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First Principles: At Times, Honesty Requires the Willingness To Offend

“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.”– Thomas Paine, in The Forester’s Letters, April 24, 1776 The Forester Letters may be read here: http://thomaspaine.org/essays/american-revolution/the-forester-s-letters.html      

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Thought For the Day: Truth Is Not Dependent On Our Courage To Face It

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” – Flannery O’Connor, writer (25 Mar 1925-1964)    

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First Principles: Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

“There is a just God who presides over the destines of nations … who will raise up friends to fight our battle for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: Looking Fear In Its Face Will Make You Braver, Stronger and More Confident

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. — Eleanor Roosevelt, (1884-1962) American First Lady and Political Activist      

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Fabric

I can’t help but feel That we’ve been here before As we start to reel You have opened up the door To the fabric of our minds Never really knowing What we expect to find It always leaves us glowing … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Premonition

I had a premonition that things would not be going well It was not so much that anyone had all that much to tell After all dead men don’t talk much being as they’re dead But with a single look … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Courage

Bravely into the smoke without much hope they went No time to pause but purposely into needed ascent Above the fold, you’ll find the moments of courage Dignified into the tears cried dripping onto the page Even in these darkest … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Face Trouble That Our Children May Know Peace

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776          

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