Tag Archives: Happiness

First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure the Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams (1749)

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First Principles: The Happiness of Your Life Depends Upon the Quality of Your Thoughts

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”– Marcus Aurelius, in Meditations

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Thought For the Day: Your Success and Happiness Lies In You. Resolve To Keep Happy, and In Your Joy and You Shall Form An Invincible Host Against Difficulties

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller

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First Principles: Government Is Instituted For the Common Good; For the Protections, Safety, Prosperity and Happiness of the People; and Not for Profit, Honor or Private Interest of Any One Man, Family or Class of Men

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an … Continue reading

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Life Worth Living

Life Worth Livingby Michael DoyleI’ve never been one given to chanceDetermined to rise above my circumstancesAs a child of God driven by destinyTaking this challenge as my legacyHeaven holds all of my best treasureGod first, then family, is my measureA … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Let Us Know the Happiness Time Brings, Not Count the Years

“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” – Ausonius, poet

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First Principles: I Hope Some Future Day Will Bring Me the Happiness of Seeing My Family Again Collected Under Our Own Roof, Happy In Ourselves and Blessed In Each Other

“I hope some future day will bring me the happiness of seeing my family again collected under our own roof, happy in ourselves and blessed in each other.” – Abigail Adams (1784)

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Lessons From A Foggy Eve

Lessons From A Foggy Eveby Michael DoyleI.Up at the old North PoleThere’s an awful lot of snowThere’s something to this time of yearA time of hope and peace and good cheerThat is except for that yearOf the big snow that … Continue reading

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Pressure Put On Coal

Pressure Put On Coalby Michael DoyleLike a herd of deer comes crashing inFalling like a gift from the skyFalling like snowflakes as it’s Christmas againAnd the angels sing their hallelujah replySnow clouds form again and yet there is no snowStill, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Care of Human Life and Happiness and Not Their Destruction, Is the First and Only Legitimate Object of Good Government

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson (1809)

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