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Thought For the Day: Know the Rules, Stake and Time Limits of the Game

“If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” – Chinese proverb    

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Thought For the Day: Those Who Cannot Achieve In Freedom, Clamor For Power

“Those who lack the capacity to achieve much in an atmosphere of freedom will clamor for power.”  – Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)      

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Thought For the Day: Daughters – Be Kind To Your Father

“Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, / Who loved thee so fondly as he? / He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, / And joined in thy innocent glee.” – Margaret Courtney, poet … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day x 2: In Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Write Well, Read and Listen Often

“One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment. “ – Hart Crane, poet (1899-1932)    

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Thought For the Day: The Right To State the Unpopular Is the Essence of Liberty

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell, writer (1903-1950)              

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Thought For the Day: Dogma Demands Authority and Breeds Systematic Hatred

“Dogma demands authority, rather than intelligent thought, as the source of opinion; it requires persecution of heretics and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindness in favor of systematic hatred.” — Bertrand Russell … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Success Is Found In What You Do For Others

“All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” — Danny … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Necessity Is the Defense For Every Infringement of Freedom

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt, British prime minister (28 May 1759-1806)    

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Thought For the Day: Seek Not Just For Tradition But For Truth

“Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.” – Matsuo Basho, poet (1644-1694) An extremely interesting look at Basho’s last days that combines prose and Haiku is found here: http://simplyhaiku.com/SHv4n3/features/Nobuyuki.html       … Continue reading

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