Category Archives: The Thought for the Day

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

Gaylon’s Thought for the Day – February 11, 2016

It is not the first steps but the last ones that are most difficult. – Jean-Francois Steiner, Treblinka Treblinka is a book about the concentration camp in Poland, a novel based on testimony of those who were there. It’s been … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day – February 10, 2016

Democracy had fallen by Plato’s formula: liberty had become license, and chaos begged an end to liberty. – Will Durant, The Story of Civilazation: Caesar and Christ. There are more than a few similarities between the Roman Empire before it fell and … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day – February 9, 2016

Nothing is weaker than water, yet when united it can become a titanic force. It overcomes because it is relentless. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao  This is because water, like humans, must follow its path. Water has no other options. … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day – February 8 2016

Insanity triumphed because sane people were silent. – Randy Shilts Randy, a reporter who died of AIDS in 1994, was writing about the utter lack of action on the part of the authorities at the start of the AIDS epidemic. … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – February 7, 2016

For of those to whom much is given, much is required. – John F Kennedy. Kennedy, then a couple of weeks away from being inaugurated president of the United States, said these words as part of a longer passage in … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – February 6, 2016

These poor bastards. They’ve got us right where we want ‘em. We can shoot in every direction now. – Chesty Puller Chesty Puller remains one of the most legendary Marines in a Marine Corps filled with them. The above quote, … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day – February 5, 2016

No one may hasten or alter his destiny.                                                 – Gore Vidal, Creation All of us were … Continue reading

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The Thought For the Day – February 4, 2016

…the spirit of inquiry was alive here, and where it has free existence, ignorance cannot last.                                                 … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day – February 3, 2016

The dreams that draw humanity forward seem always to be redeemed, if we believe in them strongly enough and pursue them with diligence and courage. – Richard Nixon   Richard Nixon, of course, has a lot to answer for. He … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day – February 2, 2016

It was the blood stained gate, the entrance to the hell of slavery, through which I was about to pass. – Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave The incident that inspired this passage comes from a … Continue reading

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