Category Archives: The Thought for the Day

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

The Thought for the Day – Our Inner Demands

Niagara will witness the passing of the human species…Such ceaselessness had its parallel in his own life…the inner demand to make something of himself…to swim upstream against formidable obstacles. – Fred Kaplan, Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer All right, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Fred Kaplan

…he must have wondered, why had he not achieved what his ambition and talent from early on had directed him toward? – Fred Kaplan, Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer Fred Kaplan is an American writer and a biographer of … Continue reading

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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, one of the most eloquent and best known America has produced. Among other things, he is known for coining … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Andrew Jackson

…you are deluded by men who have either deceived themselves or wish to deceive you. – Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States, serving from 1829-37. A complete review of Jackson’s presidency is beyond the … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

We only need travel enough to give our intellect an airing. – Henry David Thoreau, Diary entry, November 20, 1857 Thoreau had a lot of skills as a writer. One of our favorites is reducing life down to its most … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Lionel Messi

We’ve been spectacular from day one and we deserved this – Lionel Messi Lionel Messi is a professional soccer player. He is generally regarded as one of the very best in the world and currently plays for the Argentinian national … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming Dao

This is the moment of embarking. All auspicious signs are in place. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao Today’s Thought has resonated with us at various times over the years. Oftentimes this is when we’ve made a momentous decision or set out … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Evan Thomas/Dwight Eisenhower

Eisenhower would from time to time pretend to know less than he did, leaving the illusion that he was distracted and ill-informed about matters that deeply engaged him. – Evan Thomas, Ike’s Bluff Ike’s Bluff is about how President Dwight … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gordie Howe

Everything you saw out there, good or bad, was the best I had. – Gordie Howe Gordie Howe, who died Friday at the age of 88, was a professional hockey player, mainly for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Saul Bellow

I almost never think of my calendar years. I’m forever hiking across the same plateau with no end in sight. – Saul Bellow, Ravelstein Saul Bellow was a Canadian-American writer. HE won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. Ravelstein … Continue reading

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