Tag Archives: Pleasure

Ode To Overindulgence

Ode To Overindulgenceby Michael DoyleDespite the holiday season being reservedFor the best of things humanity has deservedSomething needs to be said with resplendenceAbout our communal habits of overindulgenceIn the book of life’s worst lessons unlearnedIs the soul of this matter … Continue reading

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Eudaimonia

Eudaimoniaby Michael DoyleAs a matter of virtue and philosophical inquiryAristotle unveiled many a treasured mysterySetting eudaimonia as the telos of human lifeTranslated toward peace and against strifeInvestigations into the dream of pure reasonTurning the colors of each passing seasonThe functionality … Continue reading

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Seasons Shift In Meaning

Seasons Shift In Meaningby Michael DoyleIn times filled with doubt and questionOne certainty stands without hesitationThat as the seasons shift in meaningThese changes influence every human beingHearts break on the shores of coincidenceIn this time seemingly devoid of justiceAs phases … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty Must At All Hazards Be Supported. We Have A Right To It, Derived From Our Maker

“Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty Must At All Hazards Be Supported

“Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Happiest Is the Person Who Suffers the Least Pain; the Most Miserable Who Enjoys the Least Pleasure

“The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher and author (28 Jun 1712-1778)

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Looking For Words

Looking For Wordsby Michael DoyleI see you looking for wordsBut more than the wordsYou want to read the actionsThat bleed like a rose with satisfactionMaking a difference, plain to seeTo live, love, and dream is to beOne with this universal … Continue reading

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Fold

Foldby Michael DoyleThe gambler’s cards foldedAs variables at last decodedIn this digital age, it’s the human mindThat must last be decoded or left behindIn mankind’s bid at immortalityDespite the babbled towers of immoralityIn the worst of infernal questsTo put living … Continue reading

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In A Spoiler Alert

In A Spoiler Alertby Michael DoyleHere we are quite certain at the end of daysThat all around might want to change our waysIn a spoiler alert, there is a God of creationMeander across His words of sacred communicationIt’s no secret … Continue reading

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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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