Tag Archives: Live

Looking For Words

Looking For Wordsby Michael DoyleI see you looking for wordsBut more than the wordsYou want to read the actionsThat bleed like a rose with satisfactionMaking a difference, plain to seeTo live, love, and dream is to beOne with this universal … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Great Man Is He Who, In the Midst of the World, Keeps With Perfect Sweetness the Independence of Solitude

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion, it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the world, keeps with perfect sweetness the … Continue reading

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Take the Dice and Roll

Take the Dice and Rollby Michael DoyleEvery choice that we makeCould be the wrong oneMake it anyhow!The best shot we takeCould miss the targetTake it anyhow!Wrong or rightIf you couldn’t live with youIf you didn’t do as you mightDo what … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Good Fiction Creates Empathy

“Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.” – Barbara Kingsolver, novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 8 Apr 1955)

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Speck of Dust

Speck of Dustby Michael DoyleThis speck of dust on which we restIs the speck of dust that is our testUnwritten laws frame our mindsAnd what is left when we no longer findThat the laws written serve us wellAnd that we … Continue reading

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The Devil Tempts

The Devil Temptsby Michael DoyleThe Devil tempts an overplayed handSomething that even kings understandThere is merit in finding humiliationIt leads us to patience and tolerationEach a step toward our maturationAs we learn to live lives of moderationSomehow…between our grief and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Live In A World In Which We Need To Share Responsibility…There Are Those Who See the Need and Respond. I Consider Those People My Heroes

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The World Is A Dangerous Place To Live, Not Because of the People Who Are Evil, But Because of the People Who Don’t Do Anything About It

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955

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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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First Principles: No Nation Is Permitted To Live In Ignorance With Impunity

“No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity” – Thomas Jefferson

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