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

The Thought for the Day – Fred Kaplan

Niagara will witness the passing of the human species…Such ceaselessness had its parallel in his own life…the inner demand to make something of himself…to swim upstream against formidable obstacles.  Fred Kaplan, Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer Abraham Lincoln is … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Robert B Parker

I’ve been alone a lot in my life, and I’ve never tired of it. – Robert B Parker, Playmates Robert B Parker (1932-2010) was an American writer primarily known for his Spenser series of mysteries, though he wrote other things … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Will Durant, on Albrecht Durer

Albrecht developed slowly; his genius lay in ambition, perseverance, patience. – Will and Ariel Durant, The Story of Civilization: The Reformation Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was a German artist who flourished in a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Cato

Citizens no longer listened to good advice, for the belly has no ears. – Cato Cato (95-46 BC), also known as Cato the Younger and born Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, was a Roman statesman and orator. His parents died when … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Alex Haley

‘Cause you ain’t done nothin’ new…Time you settled down and made de best of things de way de is… – Alex Haley, Roots: The Saga of an American Family Alex Haley (1921-92) was an American writer, best known for his … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Agatha Christie

But all the same, I simply can’t imagine his thinking the world would be able to get on without him. – Agatha Christie, Dead Man’s Mirror Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a British writer, primarily known for her mystery stories, though … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Louis L’Amour

The beauty of educating oneself is there is no limits to what can be learned. – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man Louis L’Amour is a regular contributor to The Thought for the Day, so we are going to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Walt Disney

At Disneyland, nothing is impossible. – Walt Disney Walt Disney was an American entrepreneur and film producer. Among other things, Disney created Mickey Mouse, virtually defined American animation and built Disneyland. His early interest in life was drawing and he … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden John Wooden was the head basketball coach at UCLA from 1948-75. He won ten national championships, a record for a men’s basketball coach, including … Continue reading

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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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