Posts Tagged 'Ben Franklin'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/10/21

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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(Yes, this is a repeat!  But, it’s from eight years ago, so it’s cool.  I prepare for trips and for appointments and such.  But as far as my entire life . . . I pretty much fly by the seat of my pants.  Hey, I haven’t ended up in a ditch . . . yet.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/28/20

Ben Franklin was the country's first fame whore

Beware of little expenses.  A small leak will sink a great ship.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(Wise words from my favorite Founding Father!  The same man who gave us “A penny saved is a penny earned.”  Adjusted for inflation that penny would be about 65¢.  If you could save 65¢ everyday that would add up to a tidy sum.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/09/20

Ben Franklin, Horny Founding Father – William C. Kashatus

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(Good thing for ONE and NONE, or this might have been a difficult solve.  Although, only one friend?  That seems a little limiting.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/19/20

William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin

Constant complaints is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(I’m assuming he came up with this quote post-independence.  Because pre-independence complaining was positively de rigueur, for patriots.  This quote is actually more suited to William Franklin, Ben’s illegitimate son, and Governor of New Jersey, who was a staunch Tory.  Boy, Thanksgivings must have been very interesting at that house!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/11/20

Historical figures who could drink your ass under the table : theCHIVE

Dost thou love life?  Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.”   —   Ben Franklin

(A fairly challenging solve, of a fairly weak quote.  We don’t get very many DOST THOUs though!  Be well and do good, friends.  Remember to thank a Veteran for for their service!)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/20

Benjamin Franklin, Polymath - Kurt Cagle - Medium

Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(A very astute quote from one of our more endearing founding fathers.  I wish that today’s corporate employers would take this quote to heart.  A little something called “on the job training”, and “hands on experience” used to be much more prevalent.  When I began my banking career, back in 1980, I had absolutely zero background in either finance or accounting.  But, they saw that I was a college graduate, and that I could easily learn what I needed to know.  Through mentoring, and experience gained while on the job, I went from being a two week temp to a low-to-mid level manager, in a career that served me well for 24 years, until the downsizing, as a result of my division being sold off.  Small businesses still get it.  But, the corporate guys are more interested in hiring only kids who are specialized in the areas of study that apply to their positions.  I think that’s a shame.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/11/20

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Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(Been a while since we’ve seen a quote from Ben!  This one took me a little time to solve, as I failed to notice what would be THAT, until I was nearly done.  Today, I was able to start with the S’s, O’s, and N’s, and went from there.  A lot of Ben’s quotes are about being a doer.  But, he must’ve really liked to eat, because he was definitely one of our pudgier Founding Fathers!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/24/19

The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but still ’tis nonsense.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(I’m sure that even beloved, great men see things from a fairly limited perspective.  But, I think Ben may have been referring to someone very specific with this quote.  A fairly easy solve, but it took a little time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/16/18

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Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they’re seventy-five.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(Ol’ Ben seemed to roam from humorousness to profundity, with great ease.  Don’t think you are grown, friends.  Don’t stop learning.  Keep on your toes, and you may stay forever young.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/11/18

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Strange that a man who has wit enough to write satire should have folly enough to publish it.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(Wow!  What timing!  Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something.  Ol’ Ben could not have envisioned the internet, or bloggers . . . like me.  But, he knew of men’s follies.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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