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

The Thought for the Day – Paul Harvey

In times like these, it helps to remember there have always been times like these. – Paul Harvey Paul Harvey was an American radio announcer, best known for his news commentaries. Harvey, which was actually his middle name, was revered … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Captain Peacock

One struggles, one does one’s best, one fails, frequently, occasionally one succeeds then finally, after a long journey, one arrives. – Captain Peacock Sometimes you know when you are going come across something worthwhile and sometimes you do not. For … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Patrick Henry

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusion of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… – Patrick Henry, speech to Virginia Legislature, 3/23/1775 Patrick Henry was an American patriot, an attorney and … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member, but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest. – Henry David Thoreau, lecture at Concord Lyceum, unknown date. Henry David Thoreau, who is no … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Frederick Douglass

As I writhed under it, I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing. It had given me a view of my wretched condition, without the remedy. It opened my eye to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – William E Woodward

[he] taught with a fervid, burning passion, like that which moves martyrs and heroes. – William E Woodward, The Way Our People Lived William E Woodward (1874-1950) was an American writer. Rather versatile, he wrote novels and biographies as well … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Schopenhauer

Men are a thousand times more intent on becoming rich than on acquiring culture, though it is quite certain that what a man is contributes more to his happiness than what he has. – Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer was a German … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Michael Bennett

This is our diamond and must be treated like a diamond. Never settle. It’s never good enough until it is your best. – Michael Bennett, Creator, A Chorus Line Michael Bennett was an American dancer, choreographer and director. In addition … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Alexis de Tocqueville

If we save ourselves, we save at the same time all the nations which surround us. If we perish, we shall cause all of them to perish with us. – Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy In America Alexis de Tocqueville was … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Will Durant

…they decided that to eat state corn in the city was better than to sweat on the land…Sloth combined with superstition…Wealth mounted, but did not spread. A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. … Continue reading

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