Posts Tagged 'Ben Franklin'

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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(Sneaky?) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/09/14


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English: Benjamin_Franklin_WF_1917_Issue-12c.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but in my newspaper today’s Cryptoquote was set up like a wrap-around quote.  Three of the words – UNLESS, FOR and BODY – started on one line, but continued on the line below.  I suspected something was up when there appeared to be three different one letter words.  It was possible that one of them might be the poetic “O”, but that is fairly rare.  Ironically, only one of the – seemingly – one letter words was actually a one lettered word.  I don’t know if this was done intentionally to make things more challenging, and is in all the newspapers this way, or if it was just a fluky thing.  Let me know if any of you guys encountered the same layout.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/14/14

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Photo credit: jasonmurphyphotography)

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.”   —   Ben Franklin

(Use it or lose it, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/23/13

Deborah Read Franklin (1708–1774)

Deborah Read Franklin (1708–1774) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

(Easy peasy lemon squeasy, today!  That, and I got a wonderful night’s rest!  Good ol’ Ben, with his simple truths.  Today, I give you his lovely common-law wife, Deborah.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/07/12


Jean-Antoine Houdon: Benjamin Franklin. Marble...

Jean-Antoine Houdon: Benjamin Franklin. Marble bust, 1778. H. without base 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm). More information online by the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(It’s always hard to argue with Ben!  I have a friend who reminds me a little of Ben Franklin.  He’s an older gent, who has no problem speaking to anyone.  But, he also knows that there are times when talking is both unnecessary, and a major distraction.  He’s a good listener, too.  That’s a good 60-70% of being a good conversationalist!  Be well, do good . . . and give a listen, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/06/12

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The best public measures are seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.”   —   Benjamin Franklin

(Old Ben never had to deal with RLUIPA, and other such federal laws that tie the hands of municipalities!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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