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

The Thought for the Day – Frank Sinatra

Go ahead, friend America’s Funniest Guy on Facebook!  Talent must not be wasted. Those who have it…must share it.  – Frank Sinatra, letter to Los Angeles Times, September 1990 Frank Sinatra needs no introduction. Today’s Thought comes from a Letter to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming-Dao

More and more this mysterious life comes together It may take years to reveal the whole That’s all right I’m prepared to go the distance                               … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Jules Verne

Time fleeing with a speed nothing can alter! – Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne was a French writer. He found his father’s profession, attorney, boring, and decided to become a writer and, of course, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Joseph Heller

The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them. – Joseph Heller, Catch-22 Catch-22 is one of the funniest books we’ve read and still ranks as one of the … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

For Confucius, true wisdom is to know the extent of what you don’t know quite as well as you know what you do know. – Gore Vidal, Creation We are not going to spend too much time fawning over Gore … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Mable Newcomber

It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement. – Mabel Newcomber Mable Newcomber was an American educator and economist, who taught for 40 years at Vassar College … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – R.L. Stevenson

There is no duty so much we underrate as the duty of being happy. -Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was a Scottish novelist and poet. He is the author of such timeless works at Treasure Island and Kidnapped … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

If he was not true to himself, he was nothing, – Gore Vidal, Washington, D.C. Gore Vidal is quoted fairly regularly here at The Thought for the Day. For our money he is one of our species preeminent men of … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Ovid

Young man, why wilt though haste so fast? Thy vessel sails the open sea, and the harbor to which I am steering thee is still far off. – Ovid Ovid was a Roman poet who lived from 43BC to 17 … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Our Inner Demands

Niagara will witness the passing of the human species…Such ceaselessness had its parallel in his own life…the inner demand to make something of himself…to swim upstream against formidable obstacles. – Fred Kaplan, Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer All right, … Continue reading

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