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In Full Stomp (On Satan’s Head)

In Full Stomp (On Satan’s Head)by Michael DoyleLift the cross and trust in the FatherThough the steps seem sometimes fartherWe must walk away from things of enmityKeeping united to love in all its entiretyLife does come with things that painDespite … Continue reading

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First Principles: If Individuals Be Not Influenced By Moral Principles, It Is In Vain To Look For Public Virtue

“If individuals be not influenced by moral principles, it is in vain to look for public virtue.” – James Madison (1789)

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Thought For the Day: We Are So Vain That We Even Care For the Opinion of Those We Don’t Care For

“We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, writer (13 Sep 1830-1916)

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It’s Natural

It’s Naturalby Michael DoyleIt is as natural to dieAs it is to be bornThere is no point in asking whyNor is there to mournThe only reason we existIs not to serve in some questBut to know, after we no longer … Continue reading

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Waters of Life

Waters of Lifeby Michael DoyleNavigating the waters of lifeFrom dreams of others comes lateThe sacrifices are not in vainFor the dreams and nightmares on the mainTo open one’s eyes and seeThe rebirth needed for eternityDreaming of the endless nightThe one … Continue reading

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First Principles: If Individuals Be Not Influenced By Moral Principles, It Is In Vain To Look For Public Virtue

“If individuals be not influenced by moral principles, it is in vain to look for public virtue.” – James Madison (1789)

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First Principles: Of All the Dispositions and Habits Which Lead to Political Prosperity, Religion and Morality Are Indispensable Supports

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness — these … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Foundation of National Morality Must Be Laid In Private Families

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … In vain are schools, academies, and universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years.” – John Adams (1778)

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First Principles: Of All the Dispositions and Habits Which Lead To Political Prosperity, Religion and Morality Are Indispensable Supports

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness — these … Continue reading

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Falling In the Darkness

Falling In the Darknessby Michael DoyleWhatever your beliefI do not mean you griefPlease don’t be annoyedWhen I explain about the voidThat some see and believeBecause it is what they conceiveBetween God and brother manThat confuses us when it canSome react … Continue reading

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