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

The Thought for the Day – Fred Kaplan

…he must have wondered, why had he not achieved what his ambition and talent from early on had directed him toward? – Fred Kaplan, Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer Fred Kaplan is an American writer and a biographer of … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Grantland Rice

Amid world beating hearts, the tumult and the shouting starts. – Grantland Rice, The Start Grantland Rice was an American sportswriter, one of the most eloquent and best known America has produced. Among other things, he is known for coining … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Andrew Jackson

…you are deluded by men who have either deceived themselves or wish to deceive you. – Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States, serving from 1829-37. A complete review of Jackson’s presidency is beyond the … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

We only need travel enough to give our intellect an airing. – Henry David Thoreau, Diary entry, November 20, 1857 Thoreau had a lot of skills as a writer. One of our favorites is reducing life down to its most … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Lionel Messi

We’ve been spectacular from day one and we deserved this – Lionel Messi Lionel Messi is a professional soccer player. He is generally regarded as one of the very best in the world and currently plays for the Argentinian national … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming Dao

This is the moment of embarking. All auspicious signs are in place. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao Today’s Thought has resonated with us at various times over the years. Oftentimes this is when we’ve made a momentous decision or set out … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Evan Thomas/Dwight Eisenhower

Eisenhower would from time to time pretend to know less than he did, leaving the illusion that he was distracted and ill-informed about matters that deeply engaged him. – Evan Thomas, Ike’s Bluff Ike’s Bluff is about how President Dwight … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gordie Howe

Everything you saw out there, good or bad, was the best I had. – Gordie Howe Gordie Howe, who died Friday at the age of 88, was a professional hockey player, mainly for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Saul Bellow

I almost never think of my calendar years. I’m forever hiking across the same plateau with no end in sight. – Saul Bellow, Ravelstein Saul Bellow was a Canadian-American writer. HE won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. Ravelstein … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Thomas Edison

If we did the things we were capable of, we would astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison Thomas Edison (1847-1931) was one of the most influential men who ever lived. His contributions to our Human Experience were as enormous as they … Continue reading

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