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

Gaylon’s Thought for the Day – February 12, 2016

They tell us, sir, that we are weak…But when shall we be stronger?…Will it be when we are totally disarmed?…We are not weak, if we make proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our … Continue reading

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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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