Tag Archives: Passion

First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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Thought For the Day: On Organizational Leadership

Five Characteristics That Define An Outstanding Leader: There are more than five characteristics that define what makes an outstanding leader.  Of the many that do, some of the most valuable include continued growth throughout career and life; purpose and passion … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Empathy

A Little Bit of Empathyby Michael DoyleThe relationship is about youAnd then again, it’s about meIt’s about our step into divinityDo we love our God flawlessly?It’s about the work yet to be doneIt’s about God’s love poured out to everyoneLet’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Republican Principle Demands That the Deliberate Sense of the Community Should Govern the Conduct of Those To Whom They Entrust the Management of Their Affairs

“The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they intrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Easier To Lead Men To Combat, Stirring Up Their Passion, Than To Restrain Them and Direct Them Toward the Patient Labors of Peace

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.” – Andre Gide, author, Nobel laureate (1869-1951)

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The Greater the Miracles

The Greater the Miraclesby Michael DoyleReligion it seems is love’s emotionPersonified and adhered to with devotionFor a person who lives life without reasonHas committed the most personal of treasonsIn the Grand Inquisitor we find rarified poetryIn which passions are taken … Continue reading

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A Birthday Week

A Birthday Weekby Michael DoyleSolid as it is with just a look2020 was a hard one for the history booksBut, as those pages have turnedThere was one thing that I have learnedMy love was born a Libra on her scaleAnd … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Angry Answers Stir Up Men’s Passions, But Never Convince Their Judgments, Nor Set Truth In A Clear Light

“Angry answers stir up men’s passions, but never convince their judgments, nor set truth in a clear light.” – Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

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More Than Our Beginning

More Than Our Beginningby Michael DoyleIt’s more than our beginningI feel like first time really winningYour ways fill me up with loveAlways that something I’m dreaming ofDancing with you in my alwaysDreaming of you in all of my daysLooking into … Continue reading

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Building Castles

Building Castlesby Michael DoyleCastles up highOr castles of sandWhen we’re eye to eyeOr holding handsYou hold my worldWaiting to be uncurledAs we cuddle real tightIn a daylight dream into nightThe beauty of your soulHolds the passion that consolesMaking my life … Continue reading

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