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

The Thought for the Day – Gore Vidal

Of course you did. Have you forgotten you? I must have. I haven’t. You were ambitious. Perhaps you’re right. I have pretty much forgotten me.    – Gore Vidal, Empire Empire is a historical novel from Gore Vidal. It covers the lives … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Garrison Keillor

We are going to sing so that they will remember this for the rest of their lives. There is no other reason to do it, folks, none. Garrison Keillor, Love Me Garrison Keillor is an American humorist, perhaps best known … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Gerald Ford

(Government) will continue to be about as good as concerned and conscientious citizens make it. – Gerald Ford Gerald Ford was the 38th president of the United States, assuming office after the resignation of Richard Nixon. Ford certainly was not … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – J.R.R. Tolkien

…change and growth is not in all things and places alike…the passing seasons are but ripples ever repeated in the long long stream. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings It’s said that change is mandatory, but growth is … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – J.R.R. Tolkien

Fortune had betrayed him for the moment, and the world had turned against him. Victory was slipping from his grasp even as he stretched out his hand to seize it. But his arm was long. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – J.R.R. Tolkien

Do not trouble your hearts with thought of the road tonight. Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings  Personally, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – George Bernard Shaw

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Bilbo and Gandalf

“…but I expect you know best, as usual.” “I do – When I know anything.” -Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Neither the book nor the author that produced today’s Thought require introduction … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Walter Isaacson

To succeed, they had to be awed by the magnitude of the task and be humbled, not assertive. – Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Walter Isaacson is an American biographer. Benjamin Franklin lived about as useful a life … Continue reading

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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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