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

The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming-Dao

…the ultimate opponent is the warriors own self…To actually overcome one’s own defects is the nature of victory. Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao It is not for the first time that Deng Ming-Dao is providing our Thought for the Day. As … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Charles Bukowski

I had always been good company for myself. – Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye Charles Bukowski (1920-94) was a German/American writer and poet and Ham On Rye is a profound book told in the first person by Henry Chinaski, a … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John Creasey

…if his mind was preoccupied with emotions he couldn’t use it effectively. – John Creasey, A Sharp Rise In Crime John Creasy (1908-73) was a British writer specializing in crime and science fiction. He was rather prolific, too, a veritable … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

But it’s a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden Henry David Thoreau, a regular contributor to The Thought for the Day, was a writer and genuine American philosopher. Though sales of Walden got … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Winston Churchill

I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial… – Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was prime minister of Great Britain during World … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

– That is ignorance, I fear. – No, not ignorance. Simply another kind of knowledge. – Gore Vidal, Creation Gore Vidal is no stranger to regular readers of this feature. His influence on us is profound and we will dispense … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Dan Duffy

No balls, no blue chips. – Dan Duffy, MS2(SS), United States Navy Dan Duffy was an old shipmate of mine an old diesel submarine, the USS Blueback (SS-581). He was a pretty good cook and from time to time we … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gene Cernan

America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow.  – Gene Cernan Gene Cernan was an American astronaut. He is best known as the commander of America’s last lunar mission, Apollo 17, and was the last human to set … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Anthony Trollope

…never think that you are not good enough yourself…My belief is that in life people will take you very much at your own reckoning. – Anthony Trollope Anthony Trollope (1815-82) was an English novelist, primarily known for a series of … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Paul Harvey

In times like these,it helps to remember there have always been times like these. – Paul Harvey Paul Harvey was an American radio announcer, as beloved and respected an announcer as that honorable trade has produced. He was on the … Continue reading

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