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

The Thought for the Day – Thoreau

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no duty so much we underrate as the duty of being happy. – Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson remains, more than a century after his death, one of this planet’s most translated writers, the author of such … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

– Men are unfathomable, aren’t they? – I agreed. Actually, I have found men quite fathomable. They look entirely to their own interest.  – Gore Vidal, Creation Gore Vidal is featured regularly here at the Thought for the Day, and … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Robertson Davies

The Fool is zero. And what is zero? Power, no? Put zero to any number and in a wink you increase its power by ten. He is the wise joker who makes everything else in the hand conditional. – Robertson … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John F Kennedy

Go for the top. If you aim for second you will end up there. – John F Kennedy The 100th anniversary of John Kennedy’s birth passed recently. We couldn’t be bothered to do a Thought for the Day then, so … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – James 1:4

Perseverance must finish its work. – James 1:4 The Epistle of James is a book in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. James is generally thought to be the brother of Jesus Christ, though some who hold that Mary … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – An Old Hindu Saying

Everything has happened. Everything will happen. Today’s Thought is unattributed because while we’ve seen this sentiment attached to the Hindus, we would not completely die of shock if other peoples – the American Indians come to mind – have expressed … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Louis L’Amour

And then the long days and nights of reading… – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man Louis L’Amour is a fairly regular contributor here at the Thought for the Day. Louis will probably never be ranked on anyone’s short … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Martin Kaymer

You have to believe. You have to play brave. – Martin Kaymer Martin Kaymer is a German professional golfer. Currently plying his trade on the European Tour, he has won two major championships, the PGA Championship in 2010 and the 2014 … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Woody Allen

The vision of the audience is never as deep as the vision of the artist involved…I think it is not a very satisfying accomplishment for me to aim at a more modest goal and achieve it. – Woody Allen Woody … Continue reading

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