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The Thought for the Day – Virgil

They can because they think they can. – Virgil Virgil was a Roman poet who lived in the first century before Christ. Specific biographical information is rare. It is believed he was from what is now northern Italy and that … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John Marshall

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well. – John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, 1801-1835 John Marshall was the fourth chief justice of the United States. Prior to this … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Abraham Lincoln

Oh, governor, I don’t matter. I am done for anyway. I was chosen to do a certain work, and I must do it, and then go. – Abraham Lincoln Today’s Thought was actually taken from Gore Vidal’s historical novel Lincoln … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – James Meredith

Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind. – James Meredith James Meredith was the first black to attend the University of Mississippi. As noted … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Delbert Burkett

I  wish I could’ve been something they could’ve been.  -Delbert Burkett Delbert Burkett is a convicted felon currently serving a 40-year sentence in a geriatric prison facility in Texas. Today’s Thought came as he was being interviewed for a documentary … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Thomas Jefferson

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness. -Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson, among other things the founder of the University of Virginia and the third president of the United States, is an interesting animal. Or. … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John Wooden

I  will get ready, and then, perhaps, my time will come.  – John Wooden John Wooden was a college basketball coach, known primarily for his work at UCLA, where he won ten national championships, a record for a men’s  team … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Louis L’Amour

I do not believe man has even begun to realize who he is or what he can become. So far he has been playing it by ear, following paths of least resistance… – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Louis L’Amour

All education is self-education. – Louis L’Amour It is not surprising that Louis L’Amour uttered today’s Thought. Originally from North Dakota, L’Amour had little formal schooling and spent no small amount of time wandering from place to place scrambling to … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John F Kennedy

…if we shall do this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out–then we must be bold. – John F Kennedy, speech at Rice University, 9/12/62 This is the third selection from Kennedy’s 1962 Rice … Continue reading

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