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

The Thought for the Day – Deng Ming Dao

When your final day comes, you yourself must be the examiner. Did you do well? Or did you squander your precious existence? You must decide. – Deng Ming Dao, 365 Tao We harp about this all the time here at The … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

No one may hasten or alter his destiny. – Gore Vidal, Creation We all have something to do in this life. Nature sees to that by issuing everyone assorted and different talents and ambitions at birth. What we do with … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Steve Walsh

I learned that the destination is only as worthwhile as the trip you are willing to take. And that the trip is always a toss up. – Steve Walsh Steve Walsh is an American musician, singer and songwriter, mainly known … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Alexis De Tocqueville

{This} whole book…has been written under the influence of a kind of religious awe produced in the author’s mind by the view of that irresistible revolution which has advanced for centuries in spite of every obstacle and which is still … 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 Center of the Earth Jules Verne, of course, does not really need an introduction. He was born in France in 1828 and produced a variety of works, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Jocko Conlan

You go out and work as hard and as honestly as you can…and you find yourself being criticized by people who don’t know the first thing about it. – Jocko Conlan Jocko Conlan was a major league baseball umpire, working … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Will Durant

[The Roman} took it for granted that the government had a right to value him purely according to his services to the state. He distrusted individuality and genius…He could only rule the world. – Will Durant, Caesar and Christ, Volume … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Louis L’Amour

Man must deal with himself. It is his reality he must face each morning when he rises. He must be, he must move, he must create. – Louis L’Amour, The Lonesome Gods We quote Louis L’Amour here from time to time. As … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – James Madison

There is not much sense in setting one’s foot upon the road and not traveling the fullest possible distance. – James Madison James Madison was one of the most useful people our nation has produced. A planter from Virginia, he … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Thoreau

In short, I am convinced, by both faith and experience, that to maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) was an American writer, naturalist and … Continue reading

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