Tag Archives: Difficulty

First Principles: If Men Were Angels, No Government Would Be Necessary

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Greater the Difficulty the More Glory In Surmounting It

“The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” – Epictetus    

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First Principles: Difficulties Are Meant To Rouse, Not Discourage. The Human Spirit Is To Grow Strong By Conflict

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” -William Ellery    

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Thought For the Day: Difficulty Is the Excuse History Never Accepts

“Difficulty Is the Excuse History Never Accepts.” –  Edward R Murrow    

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Joy In the Gifts of Hard Times

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 7 is to write a poem about gifts and joy.  Above this challenge was a bit about how poetry can prove quite the therapeutic tool.  I can see this easily from my own life.  From this … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Look Up to the Stars, Not Down At Your Feet

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.  Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always … Continue reading

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