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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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The Thought for the Day – William C Van Horne

Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt. – William C Van Horne William Cornelius Van Horne was an American/Canadian railroad executive. He was born in America, but ended up settling in Montreal. Born in … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Will Durant

The first lesson of philosophy is we cannot be wise about everything. We are fragments in infinity and moments in eternity; for such forked atoms to describe the universe, or the Supreme Being, must make the planets tremble with mirth. … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Andrew Johnson

…and for my country, whether right or wrong, I am for my country always. – Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, inaugurated after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865. A native of North … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Sophocles

One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been. – Sophocles Sophocles was an ancient Greek playwright who flourished in the fifth century before Christ. Highly celebrated in his day, he is reputed to have … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Will Durant

…all truth is old, and only error is original. – Will Durant, The Story of Civilization, Volume III: Caesar and Christ Will Durant was an American historian and writer. Over a 40-year period, he and his wife Ariel wrote the … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Andrew Chaikin

Any society, if it is to flourish instead of merely survive, must strive to transcend its own limits. – Andrew Chaikin, A Man on the Moon Today is the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. On July 20, … Continue reading

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

…that way lies our hope, where sits our greatest fear. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Regular readers of this crap know The Lord of the Rings is a frequent contributor to this feature. For our money it is … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Richard Brookhiser

He had to learn things he did not know, do things he did not do well, and learn not to attempt things he could not do at all…  Richard Brookhiser, George Washington on Leadership Richard Brookhiser is an American writer, … Continue reading

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