Tag Archives: Resolve

New Beginning Off Of An Old Ending

There is a tradition at the Short Form Poetry Workshop to work a couple of new poems from the end of famous older poems. This is one of the two written last night: New Beginning Off of An Old Endingby … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Have Therefore To Resolve To Conquer or Die… Let Us Therefore Rely Upon the Goodness of the Cause, and the Aid of the Supreme Being, In Whose Hands Victory Is

“We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die. … Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Men, To Act With Vigor and Effect, Must Have Time To Mature Measures…As To the Best Method of Applying Them

“Men, to act with vigor and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Have Therefore To Resolve To Conquer Or Die

“We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.”  – George Washington

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Thought For the Day: The Principle That the Majority Have A Right To Rule the Minority, Practically Resolves All Government Into A Mere Contest Between Two Bodies of Men, As To Which Of Them Shall Be Masters and Which of Them Slaves

“The principle that the majority have a right to rule the minority, practically resolves all government into a mere contest between two bodies of men, as to which of them shall be masters, and which of them slaves; a contest, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Your Success and Happiness Lies In You. Resolve To Keep Happy, and In Your Joy and You Shall Form An Invincible Host Against Difficulties

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller

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First Principles: Falsehood of the Tongue Leads To That of the Heart and In Time Depraves All Its Good Disposition

“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Obstacles Cannot Crush Me. Every Obstacle Yields To Stern Resolve. He Who Is Fixed To A Star Does Not Change His Mind.

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci Contrast President Trump’s resolve versus the whining voices of finger pointers and blame shifters like … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Strong Defense Is the Surest Way To Peace

“A strong defense is the surest way to peace. Strength makes detente attainable. Weakness invites war, as my generation – my generation – knows from four very bitter experiences. Just as America’s will for peace is second to none, so … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: In the Attitude of Silence the Soul Finds the Path In A Clearer Light

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal-clearness.” – Mahatma Gandhi    

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