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

The Thought for the Day – Rick Wallenda

Life is being on the wire. Everything else is just waiting. –  Rick Wallenda We’ve been keeping our quotebook since 1988 and it is up to 94 pages and over 30,000 words and while we don’t rank them, if we … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

The scarlet oak must, in a sense, be in your eye when you go forth…{the hunter} must take very particular aim, and know what he is aiming at…He will not bag any if he has not dreamed of it, so … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

I had this advantage, at least, in my mode of life, over those who were obliged to look abroad for amusement, to society and the theater, that my life itself was become my amusement and never ceased to be novel. … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John Adams

{We should} invite the people to erect the whole building with their own hands, upon the broadest foundation…For the people {are} the source of all authority and power. – John Adams John Adams was the second president of the United … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Minnesota Fats

Every living creature on this earth can do something great. – Minnesota Fats Minnesota Fats, born Rudolph Wanderone (1913-96), was an American pool hustler, and today’s Thought comes from an appearance he made on the 25th anniversary special of ABC’s … Continue reading

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

  Do not trouble your hearts with thought of the road tonight. Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – The 14th Dali Lama

Through their own practice, individuals gain their own merit. The relics and rituals are only tools. – The 14th Dali Lama The 14th and current Dali Lama, born Lhamo Thondup in 1935 in Tibet, is the spiritual leader of Tibetan … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with two weeks vacation, we would be startled at … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Confucius

When wanted, go. When set aside, then hide. – Confucius Confucius was a Chinese educator and philosopher who flourished 500 years before Christ, as we Westerners reckon the calendar. He grew up in northeast China and by some accounts was … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Moussa

Nobody said no. – Moussa Moussa is a friend of mine. He’s from Senegal and like a lot of his fellow Senegalese who moved here, Moussa works two full-time, physically demanding jobs, usually with a smile on his face. He … Continue reading

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