Tag Archives: Courage

Thought For the Day: Ships Are Not Built For the Safety of the Port

“A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for.” – Grace Hopper, computer scientist and US Navy Rear Admiral (1906-1992)          

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Diamond Absolutes Betrayed

Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances in which our most cherished ideals have been betrayed and our world seemingly overturned.  I am living this now.  God and time will tell how this all turns out. Diamond Absolutes Betrayed by Michael … Continue reading

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American Sentence Poetry Workshop

How to write an American Sentence Poem: • One sentence, 17 syllables, end of story. • Minimum words for maximum effect. • It makes for a rush of a poem, and if you’re trying your own hand at these and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Takes Courage To Grow Into Who You Really Are

“It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are. “ — e.e. cummings        

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Partake

Though I would be among the first to argue That earth day should be an everyday view I would also be among the first to encourage others to partake of the beauty with courage Courage enough to stand for what … Continue reading

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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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