Posts Tagged 'Chinese Proverb'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/15/19

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Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.”   —   Chinese Proverb

(There should be another great, or perhaps a strong, before the word “wills”.  We all have will, maybe not necessarily free will, but some form of will, all the same.  This was a fairly challenging solve.  No THE, A, or I to help us out.  We don’t see “feeble” that often.  I was leaning towards the W being the E early on, but it wasn’t until I figured out “Chinese Proverb” that it really got going.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/03/18

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Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”   —   Chinese Proverb

(This is something we all should bear in mind.  We need to provide our children with a good moral framework, but we’re all products of our own experiences.  Everyone needs to take their own unique chances, so they can make – and learn from – their own mistakes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/08/16

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Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.”   —   Chinese Proverb

(Beautiful imagery!  I love it!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/11/15

English: A display of scumptious roast duck fo...

English: A display of scumptious roast duck for sale in a delicatessen in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Taken by DasChinatowner for public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A peasant must sit in his chair with his mouth open for a very long time before a roast duck will fly in.”   —   Chinese Proverb

( . . . while a ruler can own slaves who will put food right in his mouth.  Most have to work . . . some don’t.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/13/14

Citronella lily (Lilium 'Citronella')

Citronella lily (Lilium ‘Citronella’) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.”   —   Chinese Proverb

Banana bread loaf.

Banana bread loaf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(It’s a great quote, but I think it needs to be adjusted for inflation!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/09/14

Tree example BOTH

Tree example BOTH (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The second best time is now.”   —   Chinese Proverb

(Been quite a while since we’ve had any sayings or proverbs, let alone a Chinese proverb.  And, it’s a great one.  It’s been a while since I planted a tree, but I’ve got five, in my yard alone, that I can take credit for.  Everyone should plant at least one tree in their lives.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/13/14

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Geese in Flight 03011406956 (Photo credit: Mr_robin53)

Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.”   —   Chinese Proverb

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Birds are the most successful group of flying vertebrate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Flowery proclamations cannot replace leading by example!  This one took a little effort to solve.  I suspected the FYI was THE, and the FP was TO.  This led to the NOT, and eventually to Chinese Proverb.  We haven’t had any kind of proverbs, or sayings, or “origin unknown” in quite a while.  Maybe we’ll start to see some more.  They make for a nice change of pace.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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