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The Thought for the Day – Henry David Thoreau

Let everyone mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden Today marks the 163rd anniversary of the publishing of Walden. Though far from a best seller – it took a few … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Evan Thomas

America was the world’s policeman, too materialistic and perhaps even a little lazy, but all in all very much the world’s last, best hope. – Evan Thomas, Ike’s Bluff Evan Thomas is an American historian and writer. The subjects of … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Master Li

The wise man has no ambitions. Therefore, he has no failures. He who never fails always succeeds. And he who always succeeds is all-powerful. – Master Li, Creation by Gore Vidal Regular readers of The Thought for the Day know … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Marvin Hamlisch

The main journey is to find happiness, not to find success. – Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor. He is one of only two people – fellow composer Richard Rogers is the other – to win … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – David Von Drehle

Fear is visceral, and often overmasters reason. Horror trumps analysis. – David Von Drehle, Among The Lowest of the Dead David Von Drehle is an American reporter and writer. He has had a versatile career, covering a variety of beats … Continue reading

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

…the burned hand teaches best. After that advice about fire goes to the heart. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Regular readers of this crap know The Lord of the Rings regularly produces content for this feature. We are … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – William C Van Horne

Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt. – William C Van Horne William Cornelius Van Horne was an American/Canadian railroad executive. He was born in America, but ended up settling in Montreal. Born in … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Will Durant

The first lesson of philosophy is we cannot be wise about everything. We are fragments in infinity and moments in eternity; for such forked atoms to describe the universe, or the Supreme Being, must make the planets tremble with mirth. … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Andrew Johnson

…and for my country, whether right or wrong, I am for my country always. – Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, inaugurated after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865. A native of North … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Sophocles

One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been. – Sophocles Sophocles was an ancient Greek playwright who flourished in the fifth century before Christ. Highly celebrated in his day, he is reputed to have … Continue reading

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