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Thought For the Day: Nobody Has Ever Measured, Not Even Poets, How Much the Human Heart Can Hold

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the human heart can hold.” -Zelda Fitzgerald, novelist (24 Jul 1900-1948)

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A Father’s Love

A Father’s Loveby Michael DoyleA young girl hurtsWith the soul of a womanWhy doesn’t anyone understandA father listens, alert -Doing the best that he canSilently, he offers his handShe dries her eyesWhile he simply listensTo the questions on her mindHe … Continue reading

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Michelle’s Poem (A Poem for A Friend)

Michelle’s Poem (A Poem for A Friend)by Michael DoyleShe’s not beyond magicTo believe otherwiseWould be something tragicYou can see it in her eyesShe’s got a laughFor every seasonIn her way of knowingBeyond all reasonIn that sunshine wayShe holds the world … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: You Have To Hold Your Audience In Writing To the Very End – Much More Than In Talking, When People Have to Be Polite and Listen To You

“You have to hold your audience in writing to the very end — much more than in talking, when people have to be polite and listen to you.” – Brenda Ueland, writer (24 Oct 1891-1985)

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Thought For the Day: A Man Has Honor If He Holds Himself To An Ideal of Conduct Though It Is Inconvenient, Unprofitable, or Dangerous To Do So

“A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.” – Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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Thought For the Day: Trust Is the Glue of Life. It’s the Most Essential Ingredient In Effective Communication. It’s the Foundational Principle That Holds All Relationships

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen Covey 

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First Principles: The Aim of Every Political Constitution Is, Or Ought To Be, First To Obtain For Rulers Men Who Possess Most Wisdom To Discern and Most Virtue To Pursue the Common Good of the Society

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Hold the Maxim No Less Applicable To Public Than To Private Affairs, That Honesty Is Always the Best Policy

“I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.” – George Washington

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The Solace of Life’s Magnitude

The Solace of Life’s Magnitudeby Michael DoyleI’ve never quite decided the tragedyIn the inches of life’s comedyIt’s all just another way to dieQuite laughable in how it brings another cryThere in the bullet that’s firedIs the bang up finish that … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is More Certain Than That A General Profligacy and Corruption of Manners Make A People Ripe For Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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