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The Thought for the Day – Louis L’Amour

All education is self-education. – Louis L’Amour It is not surprising that Louis L’Amour uttered today’s Thought. Originally from North Dakota, L’Amour had little formal schooling and spent no small amount of time wandering from place to place scrambling to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John F Kennedy

…if we shall do this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out–then we must be bold. – John F Kennedy, speech at Rice University, 9/12/62 This is the third selection from Kennedy’s 1962 Rice … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John F Kennedy

The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John F Kennedy

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and … 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, best known for his news commentaries. Harvey, which was actually his middle name, was revered … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Captain Peacock

One struggles, one does one’s best, one fails, frequently, occasionally one succeeds then finally, after a long journey, one arrives. – Captain Peacock Sometimes you know when you are going come across something worthwhile and sometimes you do not. For … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Patrick Henry

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusion of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… – Patrick Henry, speech to Virginia Legislature, 3/23/1775 Patrick Henry was an American patriot, an attorney and … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member, but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest. – Henry David Thoreau, lecture at Concord Lyceum, unknown date. Henry David Thoreau, who is no … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Frederick Douglass

As I writhed under it, I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing. It had given me a view of my wretched condition, without the remedy. It opened my eye to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – William E Woodward

[he] taught with a fervid, burning passion, like that which moves martyrs and heroes. – William E Woodward, The Way Our People Lived William E Woodward (1874-1950) was an American writer. Rather versatile, he wrote novels and biographies as well … Continue reading

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