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Cicero Speaks On Becoming Older

Cicero Speaks On Becoming Olderby Michael DoyleLife passes through many a stageUntil calumniating in old ageIt’s a folly to hold this in despiseWe’d be better off to open our eyesCicero offers us his philosopher’s lookIn his writing of many a … Continue reading

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A Republic To Be Kept

A Republic To Be Keptby Michael DoyleStart then as it were with a nameWhat we will call out as informationThen like chess parts to the gameWe provide definition in affirmationWhat does this take in its inflectionTo voice what it is … Continue reading

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The Geometry of Divine Form

The Geometry of Divine Formby Michael DoyleEveryone it seems makes their mistakesBut is is the what we do with the heartbreaksThat makes all of the most meaningful differenceA life well lived holds this with reverenceSuch is the same even of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: At the Touch of Love, Everyone Becomes A Poet

“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato      

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Thought For the Day: A Dog Has the Soul of A Philosopher

“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.” – Plato      

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Thought For the Day: Disinterest In the Affairs of Our Government Dooms Us To Liver Under the Rule of Fools

“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” – Plato    

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Thought For the Day: The Penalty In Failing To Participate In Politics Is Governance By Inferiors

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics 
is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato    

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Thought For the Day: In Strange Times, Lies Are Believed Over Truth

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” – Plato      

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Thought For the Day: Indifference Allows Rule By Evil Men

“The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs, is to be ruled by evil men.”  – Plato (429-347 BC)        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Phaedo – Plato

Phaedo is a dialogue of Plato that was known among its first readers as On the Soul.  This work depicts Socrates death.  In this dialogue, the nature of the afterlife is discussed on Socrates last day.  He had been sentenced to … Continue reading

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