Category Archives: The Thought for the Day – 2018

The Thought for the Day – John Dewey

Ignorance is not bliss, it is unconsciousness and slavery. – John Dewey John Dewey (1859-1952) was an American educator and psychologist, recognized by some as America’s preeminent philosopher whose influence on American education has been profound. Dewey thought education should … Continue reading

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

For still there are so many things/That I have never seen/In every wood in every spring/There is a different green. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings We are not entirely certain, but J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) might be this … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Will Durant

The individual succumbs, but he does not die if he has left something to mankind. – Will Durant, The Story of Civilization: The Reformation Will Durant (1885-1981), a regular contributor to this feature, was an American writer, historian and teacher. … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John Kennedy Toole

Oh, what low joke was Fortuna playing on him now? Arrest, accident, job! Where would this dreadful cycle ever end? – John Kennedy Toole,  A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969) was an American writer and professor. A troubled … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – John le Carre

I had found what I was looking for – a man like myself, but one who in his search for meaning had discovered a worthwhile object for his life; who had paid every price and not counted it a sacrifice; … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Chairman Mao

On a blank page anything is possible. – Mao Zedong Mao Zedong(1893-1976) commonly known as Mao or Chairman Mao, was a Chinese dictator, serving in that capacity from 1943 until he died. Like all dictators, he ruled by force, from … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Mike Deasy

He never made no dream/Without the way to get her done. – Mike Deasy, The Wings of an Eagle Mike Deasy is an American singer, songwriter and musician who has built a successful career as a session musician in Los … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Heywood Broun

The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins. – Heywood Broun Heywood Broun (1888-1939) was an American journalist. Broun started out as a sportswriter, but was also a drama critic, editor and columnist. Broun … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Dick Francis

One takes the most momentous steps unaware. – Dick Francis, In The Frame Dick Francis (1920-2010) was a British mystery writer whose novels centered around horse racing, something Francis, a former steeplechase jockey, was very familiar with. Unlike most mystery … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Alex Haley

When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick anything up. – Alex Haley, Roots Alex Haley was an American writer, the author of the monumental work Roots. Haley, interestingly, did … Continue reading

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