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

The Thought for the Day – Benjamin Franklin

I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, if he first forms a good plan, and makes the execution of that same plan his sole study and business. – Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. – Alfred, Lord Tennyson Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-92), was an English poet. He replaced William Wordsworth as poet laureate of England – though he wasn’t the first choice … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

Atossa was never more splendid than when she was improvising towards some great end.  – Gore Vidal, Creation Atossa (550 BC-475 BC) was the wife of King Darius the Great of Persia. She was strong-willed, persistent, patient and cunning traits … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Keats

A proverb is no proverb to you until your life has illustrated it. – John Keats John Keats was an English poet who flourished in the early 19th century. Like some poets, Keats was not particularly well received while living, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American poet, essayist and lecturer. He was ordained as a … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Sonny Bono

Humility will give you the power to do the job honestly.  – Sonny Bono, December 5, 1997 Sonny Bono was an American singer, actor and politician and today’s Thought was one of the few we were actually present at when … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Frederick William I

781….for here on earth there is nothing but falsehood and deceit. – King Frederick William of Prussia, August 1718 King Frederick William I was king of Prussia from 1713 until his death in 1740. He was an able ruler who … 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. – Congressman J.C. Watts, United States Congressman, Republican National Convention, 8/13/96 We’ve been keeping our quotebook since 1998 and of … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Nietzsche

Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves? – Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche was a German writer and philosopher whose writings covered a broad spectrum, from philosophy to art, history, science and culture. He originally … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

Each of us must endure the entire cycle from beginning to end. There is no way out. – Gore Vidal, Creation Both this author and this book have appeared numerous times in this feature so we won’t bore you with … Continue reading

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