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

The Thought for the Day – Grantland Rice

Amid world beating hearts The tumult and the shouting starts                                     – Grantland Rice, The Start Grantland Rice was an American sportswriter, well … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Rodney King

Can’t we all just get along? – Rodney King Similar to others featured here, like Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln for instance, Rodney King probably does not need an introduction. King was leading an unremarkable life when his 1991 beating at … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming-Dao

…the ultimate opponent is the warrior’s own self…To actually overcome one’s own defects is the nature of victory. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao Deng Ming-Dao is an American writer and artist. He has written several books about the Chinese … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

No man ever followed his genius till it misled him.. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden To help kick the anniversary this week of the publishing of Walden into really high gear, we have another quote from that book for The … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

Let everyone mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden Today marks the 163rd anniversary of the publishing of Walden. Though far from a best seller – it took a few … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Evan Thomas

America was the world’s policeman, too materialistic and perhaps even a little lazy, but all in all very much the world’s last, best hope. – Evan Thomas, Ike’s Bluff Evan Thomas is an American historian and writer. The subjects of … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Master Li

The wise man has no ambitions. Therefore, he has no failures. He who never fails always succeeds. And he who always succeeds is all-powerful. – Master Li, Creation by Gore Vidal Regular readers of The Thought for the Day know … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Marvin Hamlisch

The main journey is to find happiness, not to find success. – Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor. He is one of only two people – fellow composer Richard Rogers is the other – to win … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – David Von Drehle

Fear is visceral, and often overmasters reason. Horror trumps analysis. – David Von Drehle, Among The Lowest of the Dead David Von Drehle is an American reporter and writer. He has had a versatile career, covering a variety of beats … Continue reading

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

…the burned hand teaches best. After that advice about fire goes to the heart. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Regular readers of this crap know The Lord of the Rings regularly produces content for this feature. We are … Continue reading

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