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

The Thought for the Day – Alexis De Tocqueville

{This} whole book…has been written under the influence of a kind of religious awe produced in the author’s mind by the view of that irresistible revolution which has advanced for centuries in spite of every obstacle and which is still … 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 Center of the Earth Jules Verne, of course, does not really need an introduction. He was born in France in 1828 and produced a variety of works, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Jocko Conlan

You go out and work as hard and as honestly as you can…and you find yourself being criticized by people who don’t know the first thing about it. – Jocko Conlan Jocko Conlan was a major league baseball umpire, working … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Will Durant

[The Roman} took it for granted that the government had a right to value him purely according to his services to the state. He distrusted individuality and genius…He could only rule the world. – Will Durant, Caesar and Christ, Volume … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Louis L’Amour

Man must deal with himself. It is his reality he must face each morning when he rises. He must be, he must move, he must create. – Louis L’Amour, The Lonesome Gods We quote Louis L’Amour here from time to time. As … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – James Madison

There is not much sense in setting one’s foot upon the road and not traveling the fullest possible distance. – James Madison James Madison was one of the most useful people our nation has produced. A planter from Virginia, he … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Thoreau

In short, I am convinced, by both faith and experience, that to maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) was an American writer, naturalist and … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Some Thoughts On Patience

…in the midst of an extreme situation, the wise are patient…Healing will follow upheaval. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao Patience, the old saying goes, is a virtue and patience can take many forms. There is short term patience, the … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – J.C. Watts

The American dream is not about money. It is about using your abilities and being the best you can be. – J.C. Watts J.C. Watts was a member of Congress for eight years and today’s quote comes from a speech … Continue reading

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The Diary of a Nobody – Drivel From Sparrow!

Meet Sparrow, an average man passing an average life… Thursday, April 21 Very slow today at work…Ariel, the operator, called off, so I was able to sit in the back at the PBX desk and, of all things, do some training … Continue reading

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