Category Archives: The Thought for the Day

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

The Thought for the Day – Moussa

Some people have long lives, some people have short lives. – Moussa Moussa is a friend of ours. Originally we presumed he was from Senegal, but we recently found out he hails from the Ivory Coast. He is working hard … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Jean-Francois Steiner

It is not the first steps but the last ones that are most difficult. – Jean-Francois Steiner, Treblinka Jean-Francois Steiner is French writer whose father died in a German concentration camp and Treblinka is a historical novel about the Nazi … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – MacKinlay Kantor

…taking in a sight he might never see again… MacKinlay Kantor, Andersonville MacKinlay Kantor was an American writer and Andersonville was a novel that earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956. Andersonville was the name of a Confederate … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming Dao

Whether we remain ash or become the phoenix is up to us. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao 365 Tao, a book of daily spiritual meditations grounded in the Tao spiritual discipline, is a regular contributor to The Thought for … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Miles Unger

On the most obvious level, he represents the Herculean task the artist has set for himself, one in which he expects to emerge victorious…. – Miles Unger, Michelangelo, A Life In Six Masterpieces Miles Unger is an American writer who tends … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Roger Bannister

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. – Roger Bannister Roger Bannister is an English distance runner who will live down the ages as the first man to run the … 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, well … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Rodney King

Can’t we all just get along? – Rodney King Similar to others featured here, like Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln for instance, Rodney King probably does not need an introduction. King was leading an unremarkable life when his 1991 beating at … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming-Dao

…the ultimate opponent is the warrior’s own self…To actually overcome one’s own defects is the nature of victory. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao Deng Ming-Dao is an American writer and artist. He has written several books about the Chinese … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

No man ever followed his genius till it misled him.. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden To help kick the anniversary this week of the publishing of Walden into really high gear, we have another quote from that book for The … Continue reading

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