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

The Thought for the Day – Jean-Francois Steiner

…but then since we have no more illusions, we are free to act – Jean-Francois Steiner, Treblinka Treblinka is a historical novel about the Nazi concentration camp of the same name, based on the testimony of some who survived it … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Omoro

When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick anything up. – Omoro Omoro is the father of Kunta Kinte, both characters in the book Roots by Alex Haley. As those familiar … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John F Kennedy

Well, we’ll hang on tight. – John F Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, telephone conversation with former president of the United States Dwight Eisenhower, October 22, 1962 October 22 was day seven of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John F Kennedy

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. – John F Kennedy Today’s Thought might be the most famous quote from a presidential inaugural, a speech that has produced its share … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Mahalia Jackson

It’s easy to be independent when you’ve got money. But to be independent when you haven’t got a thing- that is the Lord’s test. – Mahalia Jackson Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer and civil right activist. Talented and … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – An Old Saying

Fortune favors the brave. – An old saying. Today is the 14th anniversary of China sending its first astronaut into space. Ten years later, in 2013, China was able to send an unmanned rover to the moon. China is the … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Schopenhauer

What is modesty but hypocritical humility…by means of which, in a world swelling with envy, a man seeks to obtain pardon for excellences and merits from those who have none?…No doubt when modesty was made a virtue it was a … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming-Dao

Muddy water becomes clear if allowed to stand undisturbed. –  Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao Deng Ming-Dao is an American writer, artist and although he might well disdain the term, philosopher. He has written many books on the Chinese spiritual discipline … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Napoleon

Lead the ideas of your time and they will accompany and support you; fall behind them and they drag you along with them; oppose them and they will overwhelm you. – Napoleon Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – A Quote From Dragnet

{We thank you for the opportunity to gather} for one of life’s great prizes – the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – From Dragnet Dragnet was an American radio and television show that ran intermittently in various … Continue reading

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