Tag Archives: Necessary

Thought For the Day: In Order To See Birds It Is Necessary To Become A Part of the Silence

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd

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Thought For the Day: Everyone Discusses My Art and Pretends To Understand, As If It Were Necessary To Understand, When It Is Simply Necessary To Love

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” – Claude Monet, painter (14 Nov 1840-1926)

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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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First Principles: I Wish To Be Useful, and Every Kind of Service Necessary For the Public Good, Become Honorable By Being Necessary

“I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.” – Nathan Hale, 1776

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First Principles: Liberty, the Greatest of All Earthly Blessings – Give Us That Precious Jewel, and You May Take Every Things Else!

“Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings — give us that precious jewel, and you may take every things else!” – Patrick Henry (1788)

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First Principles: To Prevent Crimes, Is the Noblest End and Aim of Criminal Jurisprudence. To Punish Them, Is One of the Means Necessary For the Accomplishment

” To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.” – James Wilson (1790)

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Thought For the Day: An Unlimited Power To Tax Involves, Necessarily, A Power To Destroy; Because There Is A Limit Beyond Which No Institution and No Property Can Bear Taxation

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” – John Marshall, 1819

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice, and Is As Necessary For the Support of Societies As Natural Affection Is For the Support of Families

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush

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First Principles: The Only Thing Necessary For Evil To Triumph Is For Good Men To Do Nothing

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

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Words To Think

Words To Thinkby Michael DoylePraying for blessing and favorAll words linked, meant to savorIn a world changing fastSo many moments that do not lastIn this living age of accelerationWe find many moments of fascinationLiving moments of radical transformationPast a bygone … Continue reading

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