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Selections from Gaylon’s personal quotebook! Plus exciting commentary from Gaylon

The Thought for the Day – Adolph Hitler

Go ahead, friend America’s Funniest Guy on Facebook!  I didn’t know how or when, but I have waited for this day, and tonight I am here. – Adolph Hitler, quoted in a biography by Peter Toland We forget the exact … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Frank Sinatra

Go ahead, friend America’s Funniest Guy on Facebook!  Talent must not be wasted. Those who have it…must share it.  – Frank Sinatra, letter to Los Angeles Times, September 1990 Frank Sinatra needs no introduction. Today’s Thought comes from a Letter to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming-Dao

More and more this mysterious life comes together It may take years to reveal the whole That’s all right I’m prepared to go the distance                               … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Jules Verne

Time fleeing with a speed nothing can alter! – Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne was a French writer. He found his father’s profession, attorney, boring, and decided to become a writer and, of course, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Joseph Heller

The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them. – Joseph Heller, Catch-22 Catch-22 is one of the funniest books we’ve read and still ranks as one of the … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

For Confucius, true wisdom is to know the extent of what you don’t know quite as well as you know what you do know. – Gore Vidal, Creation We are not going to spend too much time fawning over Gore … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Mable Newcomber

It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement. – Mabel Newcomber Mable Newcomber was an American educator and economist, who taught for 40 years at Vassar College … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – R.L. Stevenson

There is no duty so much we underrate as the duty of being happy. -Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was a Scottish novelist and poet. He is the author of such timeless works at Treasure Island and Kidnapped … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

If he was not true to himself, he was nothing, – Gore Vidal, Washington, D.C. Gore Vidal is quoted fairly regularly here at The Thought for the Day. For our money he is one of our species preeminent men of … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Ovid

Young man, why wilt though haste so fast? Thy vessel sails the open sea, and the harbor to which I am steering thee is still far off. – Ovid Ovid was a Roman poet who lived from 43BC to 17 … Continue reading

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