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Holistic Commitment

Holistic Commitmentby Michael DoyleThere is no real culture of lifeWithout the culture of married familyHere in this world filled with strifeThis is not just an empty homilyBut a call for holistic commitmentTo which there should be no resentmentBut a desire … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Power Is Not A Matter of Domination of Others…But Rather of Coalition-Building To Persuade Others To Contribute What They Can To An Innovation

“Power is not a matter of domination of others, of winning over them and cutting them out, or of monopolization of resources, but rather of coalition-building to persuade others to contribute what they can to an innovation.” – Rosabeth Kantor, … Continue reading

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First Principles: While We Are Contending For Our Own Liberty, We Should Be Very Cautious Not To Violate the Rights of Conscience In Others, Ever Considering That God Alone Is the Judge of the Hearts of Men, and To Him

“While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the rights of conscience in others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to him.” – George … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Press Is Impotent When It Abandons Itself To Falsehood

“But the fact being once established, that the press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood, I leave to others to restore it to its strength, by recalling it within the pale of truth.” – Thomas Jefferson (1805)

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Wall of Ego

Wall of Egoby Michael DoyleSelf righteous PhariseesAre often truth’s worst enemiesIn looking down on others, you miss the skiesSelf-deceived by our prideful, lying eyesMissing the mark of God, in favor of meBelieving myself the pilot of my lifeI mistake my … Continue reading

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The Problem of Pride

The Problem of Prideby Michael DoyleEasily knownPride is the diseaseWe’ve seen this and it showsPutting us all ill at easeSeen in others, we forgetAll of those thingsWe struggle and yet we forgetAll the troubles, living bringsSeemingly standing positiveBut we think … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Person May Cause Evil To Others Not Only By His Actions But By His Inaction, and In Either Case He Is Justly Accountable To Them For the Injury

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” -John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (1806-1873)

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First Principles: To Take From One…His Own Industry and That of His Fathers…Is To Violate Arbitrarily the First Principle of Association

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Out of the Quarrel With Others We Make Rhetoric, Out of the Quarrel With Ourselves We Make Poetry

“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” – William Butler Yeats, writer, Nobel laureate (13 Jun 1865-1939)

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Thought For the Day: Those Who Deny Freedom To Others, Deserve It Not For Themselves

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.”– Abraham Lincoln

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