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Thought For the Day: All Progress Has Resulted From People Who Took Unpopular Positions

“All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.” – Adlai Stevenson, governor, ambassador (5 Feb 1900-1965)

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Thought For the Day: Everyone Knows If You Are Too Careful You Are So Occupied In Being Careful That You Are Sure To Stumble Over Something

“Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.” – Gertrude Stein, novelist, poet, and playwright (3 Feb 1874-1946)

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Thought For the Day: America Is the Only Successful Multiracial Constitutional Republic In History

“Pause to reflect that America is the only successful multiracial constitutional republic in history. To survive in an increasingly dysfunctional and hostile world abroad, the unique idea of the United States requires concord. But national cohesion is only possible through … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Mistakes Are the Portals of Discovery

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce, novelist (2 Feb 1882-1941)

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Thought For the Day: Kindness In Ourselves Is the Honey That Blunts the Sting of Unkindness In Another

“Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.” – Walter Savage Landor (30 Jan 1775-1864)

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Thought For the Day: Do Not Be Too Quick Too Assume Your Enemy Is A Savage Just Because He Is Your Enemy. Perhaps He Is Your Enemy Because He Thinks You Are A Savage

“Do not be too quick to assume your enemy is a savage just because he is your enemy. Perhaps he is your enemy because he thinks you are a savage. Or perhaps he is afraid of you because he feels … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Wrong and Ultimately Self-Defeating For A Nation of Immigrants To Permit the Kind of Abuse Our Immigration Laws We Have Seen

“All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected, but in every place in this country are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: May Your Trails Be Crooked, Winding, Lonesome, Dangerous, Leading To the Most Amazing View

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” -Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (29 Jan 1927-1989)

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Thought For the Day: Music Hath Charms To Sooth A Savage Breast, To Soften Rocks, Or Bend A Knotted Oak

“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” -William Congreve, dramatist (24 Jan 1670-1729)

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Thought For the Day: That Community Is Already In the Process of Dissolution…Where Faith In the Eventual Supremacy of Reason Has Become So Timid That We Dare Not Enter Our Convictions

“That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where nonconformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without … Continue reading

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