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The Thought for the Day – Andrew Chaikin

Any society, if it is to flourish instead of merely survive, must strive to transcend its own limits. – Andrew Chaikin, A Man on the Moon Today is the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. On July 20, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – J.R.R. Tolkien

…that way lies our hope, where sits our greatest fear. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Regular readers of this crap know The Lord of the Rings is a frequent contributor to this feature. For our money it is … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Richard Brookhiser

He had to learn things he did not know, do things he did not do well, and learn not to attempt things he could not do at all…  Richard Brookhiser, George Washington on Leadership Richard Brookhiser is an American writer, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Rick Wallenda

Life is being on the wire. Everything else is just waiting. –  Rick Wallenda We’ve been keeping our quotebook since 1988 and it is up to 94 pages and over 30,000 words and while we don’t rank them, if we … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

The scarlet oak must, in a sense, be in your eye when you go forth…{the hunter} must take very particular aim, and know what he is aiming at…He will not bag any if he has not dreamed of it, so … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

I had this advantage, at least, in my mode of life, over those who were obliged to look abroad for amusement, to society and the theater, that my life itself was become my amusement and never ceased to be novel. … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John Adams

{We should} invite the people to erect the whole building with their own hands, upon the broadest foundation…For the people {are} the source of all authority and power. – John Adams John Adams was the second president of the United … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Minnesota Fats

Every living creature on this earth can do something great. – Minnesota Fats Minnesota Fats, born Rudolph Wanderone (1913-96), was an American pool hustler, and today’s Thought comes from an appearance he made on the 25th anniversary special of ABC’s … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – J.R.R. Tolkien

  Do not trouble your hearts with thought of the road tonight. Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – The 14th Dali Lama

Through their own practice, individuals gain their own merit. The relics and rituals are only tools. – The 14th Dali Lama The 14th and current Dali Lama, born Lhamo Thondup in 1935 in Tibet, is the spiritual leader of Tibetan … Continue reading

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