Tag Archives: Courage

First Principles: Courage and Perseverance Have A Magical Talisman, Before Which Difficulties Disappear and Obstacles Vanish Into Air

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams 

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Lessons From Tristan and Isolde

Lessons From Tristan and Isoldeby Michael DoyleLove has been the subject of great mysteryThroughout all of mankind’s fabled historySometimes life’s lessons have become legendaryFrom Shakespeare to the Athenian tragedyIt’s true what a thing it is, this fine messThat mortals confess … Continue reading

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As If Nothing Else Matters

As If Nothing Else Mattersby Michael DoyleHow do you protect Russian speakersBy bombing them into oblivion?Mix up that experiment in your beakerYou say you’re doing this as a guardian?Returning to the homeland of the RusWhile treating the natives as if … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Ideals Which Have Lighted My Way, and Time After Time Have Given Me New Courage To face Life Cheerfully, Have Been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.” – Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (14 Mar 1879-1955)

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Active Intellect

Active Intellectby Michael DoyleWoke is an attack on accountabilityIt has nothing to do with predictabilityBut instead, an attack on the human soulThe methodology of this is wicked controlLife is meant to be a partnershipAnd not a thing of one-sided worshipThe … 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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To See the World Again

To See the World Againby Michael DoyleTo see the world through new eyesIt might help me to again realizeThe splendors too often taken for grantedBy those of us whose views are slantedLights like stars seem to aboundAs life loses its … Continue reading

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The Geometry of Divine Form

The Geometry of Divine Formby Michael DoyleEveryone it seems makes their mistakesBut is is the what we do with the heartbreaksThat makes all of the most meaningful differenceA life well lived holds this with reverenceSuch is the same even of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Courage Is the Greatest Of All the Virtues… If You Haven’t Courage, You May Not Have An Opportunity To Use Any of the Others

“Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.” – English author Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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Rittenhouse

Rittenhouseby Michael DoyleWhen the cognitive dissonance begins to divergeAnd we find America struggling and on the vergeThere is no doubt that we must must ask the whyMartyrs are made but no one wants to really dieA young man, barely a … Continue reading

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