Tag Archives: Necessary

Before the Darkness

Before the Darknessby Michael DoyleBefore the darknessThere was lightAnd with that divisionBecame the nightLegends have it As legends willThat the evil oneIs necessary to the taleBleak is the seasonIn which we search for answersIt is the soul’s own treasonWhen fear … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Necessary For Every American, With Becoming Energy To Endeavor To Stop the Dissemination of Principles Evidently Destructive of the Cause For Which They Have Bled

“It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people … Continue reading

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Life Out of Balance

Life Out of Balanceby Michael DoyleThe specter of death springs forth with its talonsAs we seek to live lives far too far out balanceCertain as we can be with any semblance of certitudeThat we are striving to have just the … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Free Speech On Campus

On the Importance of Free Speech On Campusby Michael DoyleOdd isn’t it? In a world seeking diversitySo many try to suppress free speech at the universityThis defeats the purpose of this being a nurseryFor the ideas and speech that are … Continue reading

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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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