Tag Archives: Tyranny

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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A Tale of Two Kings

A Tale of Two Kingsby Michael DoyleWatching as our days unfoldInto the stories yet untoldLife is a gift for us to liveIn taking less than we have to giveLet’s not let the Grinch steal ChristmasNo snarling sneer will stop this … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Make Men Large and Strong and Tyranny Will Bankrupt Itself In Making the Shackles For Them

“Make men large and strong and tyranny will bankrupt itself in making shackles for them.” – Rev. Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

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Thought For the Day: Of All Tyrannies, A Tyranny Sincerely Exercised For the Good of Its Victims May Be the Most Oppressive

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” – C. S. Lewis

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First Principles: Tyranny, Like Hell, Is Not Easily Conquered, Yet We Have This Consolation With Us, That the Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine in “American Crisis” (1776)

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First Principles: The Accumulation of All Powers, Legislative, Executive and Judiciary, In the Same Hands…May Justly Be Pronounced the Very Definition of Tyranny

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” – James Madison (1788)

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First Principles: I Am A Friend To Righteous Government, To A Government Founded Upon the Principles of Reason and Justice. But I Glory In Publicly Avowing My Eternal Enmity To Tyranny

“I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice. But I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny.”  – John Hancock

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Thought For the Day: The Evils of Tyranny Are Rarely Seen But By Him Who Resists it

 “The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.” – John Hay (1838-1905)

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Thought For the Day: The Tyranny of the Many Would Be When One Body Takes Over the Rights of Others, and Then Exercises Its Power To Change the Laws In Its Favor

“The tyranny of the many would be when one body takes over the rights of others, and then exercises its power to change the laws in its favor.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)

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