Posts Tagged 'Andrew Carnegie'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/01/22

Andrew Carnegie's Surprising Legacy - HISTORY

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.”   —   Andrew Carnegie

(If you’re not fond of oysters you might actually prefer getting the shell.  Especially if there’s a pearl in it!  But there also is value in nacre, aka mother of pearl.  It has an iridescent luster, and can be used in watch faces and in jewelry, and stuff.  I’m sure that some of you have heard of pearl-handled pistol grips.  Ooh, fancy!  I hope that everyone survived New Year’s Eve, and are having a restful New Year’s Day.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/25/14

Andrew Carnegie Music Hall

Andrew Carnegie Music Hall (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

Carnegie, circa 1878

Carnegie, circa 1878 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”   —   Andrew Carnegie

(We must learn to delegate, both responsibility and credit.  Of all the quotes I’ve posted, since I started posting the Cryptoquote Spoilers, Carnegie is the only Andrew ever quoted.  There are other notable Andrews out there.  Two U.S. presidents, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andrew Young, Andrew Dice Clay, and Andrew Wyeth, to name a few.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/19/14

English: I took photo with Canon camera of And...

English: I took photo with Canon camera of Andrew Carnegie at National Portrait Gallery. Public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”   —   Andrew Carnegie


NYC: Carnegie Hall

NYC: Carnegie Hall (Photo credit: wallyg)

(Why did he include the word “other” in this quote?  Was he speaking about people of a certain talent?  As a stand alone quote the word seems unnecessary, but the context of the quote could explain why he chose to use the word.  The challenge in understanding this quote is greater than the solving of the cryptogram.  Be excellent and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spolier – 01/27/13

Andrew Carnegie, American businessman and phil...

Andrew Carnegie, American businessman and philanthropist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do more than your duty.  It’s the horse that finishes a neck ahead who wins the race.”   —   Andrew Carnegie

(In today’s age of entitlement that might be a hard sell.  On today’s Face The Nation, I believe I heard Newt Gingrich say that one in thirteen Americans are now living on disability.  One in thirteen is a national disgrace!  Today’s jobs in America may not be great, and I definitely know they’re not plentiful, but c’mon people!  Show some self-respect, for Christ’s sake!  Obviously, there are some who truly belong on disability, but far too many are just plain leeches.  Show some pride, deadbeats.  You know who you are.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Tough Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/06/09

Eight hours to work; eight hours to play;  eight hours to sleep; seems the ideal division.”   — Andrew Carnegie

(Got it from the author’s name.) —   YUR

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