Tag Archives: Honor

Thought For the Day: Greater Love Has No One Than This: To Lay Down One’s Life For One’s Friends

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:12-14

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First Principles: Honor, Justice, and Humanity, Forbid Us Tamely To Surrender That Freedom Which We Received From Our Gallant Ancestors

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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First Principles: Every Good Citizen Makes His Country’s Honor His Own, and Cherishes It Not Only As Precious But As Sacred

“Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.” … Continue reading

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Push Button

Push Buttonby Michael DoylePushed buttons bring us to griefFrustrations from which we need reliefWe have but one Father, one God of creationBrothers and sisters sharing our one situationWe should then, treat one anotherAs we are, sisters and brothersEqually held in … Continue reading

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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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First Principles: For Although They Knew God, They Did Not Honor Him As God Or Give Thanks To Him, But They Became Futile In Their Thinking, and Their Foolish Hearts Were Darkened

“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the … Continue reading

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Lessons From Alcestis

Lessons From Alcestisby Michael DoyleAlcestis was the fairest of daughtersMuch beloved by Pelias, her fatherSo too loved by her husband, AdmetusAnd of her son, the warrior EumelusFearing that death might come to soonMade Admetus err in bringing love to ruinFor … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Impossible To Live Pleasurably Without Living Prudently, Honorably, and Justly; Or To Live Prudently, Honorably, and Justly, Without Living Pleasurably

“It is impossible to live pleasurably without living prudently, honorably, and justly; or to live prudently, honorably, and justly, without living pleasurably.” -Epicurus, philosopher (c. 341-270 BCE

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Sins of My Father Remembered

Sins of My Father Rememberedby Michael DoyleShadowed in doubtTrapped within rootsOn a planet ringed by orbitalsSeeking, search for any way outLooking for any solution that contributesToward escaping the controlsIn the Hotel NevermoreIs a bottle of tearsFor all the lost waysWatch … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Best and Only Safe Road To Honor, Glory, and True Dignity Is Justice

“The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice.” – George Washington (1779)

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