Category Archives: Thought For the Day

Thought For the Day: Good Books With Purpose Should Be Censored With Care

“As good, almost, kill a man as kill a good book.” – John Milton   This work may be read in its entirety here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/areopagitica/text.html Or listened to here:      

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Thought For the Day: Happy First Day of Summer

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”  – F. Scott Fitzgerald, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: God Created All To Be Free

“God created every man to be free. The ability to choose whether to live free or enslaved, right or wrong, happy or in fear is something called freewill. Every man was born with freewill. Some people use it, and some … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Free Expression and Rule of Law Are Necessary To Freedom

“Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law.  If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.” – Salman Rushdie, quote from the  January 16, 2008, The Times … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Be The Father of Growing Daughters Invokes Awe

“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.’ Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it’s a solid lesson in the limitations of self … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Daughter Is For Life

“A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.” –Irish Saying Times this times two princesses and you have my idea of paradise!      

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Thought For the Day: Reading Allows You To More Fully Experience the Other

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”  – Joyce Carol Oates I do not know that I fully agree with Ms. Oates on this one.  But, I do … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We All Have A Little Devil Inside

“No matter how an individual views Satan, whether they believe that he is a real character or that he is just the product of literary scholars and imaginations, no one can deny that each one of us has an aspect … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Purpose of Life Is to Make A Difference

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson Over and over, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Read A Lot; Write A Lot

“If you want to be a good writer, you must do two things above all others:  read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King Any questions? 😉

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