Posts Tagged 'Cicero'

Cryptoquote Solved – 08/09/22

Marcus Tullius Cicero (-106--43) - Find a Grave Memorial

A room without books is like a body without a soul.”   —   Cicero

(A fairly tough solve!  No “the”, and only one word ending in E.  The double O’s were somewhat of a clue, but I first suspected ROOM might be GOOD, and BOOKS might be LOOKS.  I didn’t even see WITHOUT for a while.  Seeing IS LIKE is what helped me a lot.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/20/20

Marcus Tullius Cicero (@MarcusTulliusC8) | Twitter

Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.”   —   Cicero

(WordPress doesn’t like “excellences”.  I have to admit that I found it a little awkward myself.  But, who can argue with what Quitilian said about the eloquence of Cicero:  “Cicero was not the name of a man, but of eloquence itself.”  Today’s quote is actually the second sentence of Cicero’s famous quote.  The first reads:  “Nothing is more noble, more venerable than fidelity.”

There are also several attributions of this quote to Vince Lombardi.  I wonder if ol’ Vince gave the proper credit to Marcus Tullius Cicero?  Be well and do good, friends.  Act responsibly during this pandemic and we’ll all get through it, folks!)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/29/19

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Not to know the events which happened before one was born, that is to remain always a boy.”   —   Cicero

(No one can know it all, but to use that lame excuse:  Oh, that was long before I was born is just not going to cut it.  Not if you want to be considered an adult.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/24/14

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”   —   Cicero

(I’ll have to relay this to my daughter, the brand new teacher.  Most who want to learn are not intimidated by teachers, but there are always some who are.  Knowing this can only be of use to her.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/29/14


Roman mosaic depicting a comedy scene from the...

Roman mosaic depicting a comedy scene from the so-called Villa of Cicero in Pompeii 1st century CE (Photo credit: mharrsch)

Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.”   —   Cicero

(Aah . . . what a waste!  But then again, maybe all the superfluousness is like spilt milk.  At least the dog gets a little treat!  Have you noticed that a lot of the recent quotes have dealt with conciseness and simplicity?  Hmm.  You guys will let me know if I’m being a little too prolific, won’t you?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/26/14

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.”   —   Marcus Tullius Cicero

(What’s a countenance again?  I’m too tired to comment on this.  Sorry it’s so late, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/21/14

PTFE is often used to coat non-stick frying pa...

PTFE is often used to coat non-stick frying pans as it is hydrophobic and possesses fairly high heat resistance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.  With confidence, you have won even before you have started.”   —   Cicero


Doubts, Fears Anxiety

Doubts, Fears Anxiety (Photo credit: Poe Tatum)

(When you don’t have confidence of self, it seems to be the rarest of all commodities.  You just can’t buy it.  You can’t barter for it either.  It also isn’t something you can manufacture out of whole cloth.  It seems to be elemental.  I believe that it’s something we’re all born with, but confidence is a little like frying pans.  Some of us are born with the non-stick coating, that allows us to blithely slough off the daily crud that we all face.  The rest of us seem to lack that coating, and every sticky thing in life seems to pile up on us, in a seemingly hopeless baked on mess.  It’s still possible that we might shine, but getting through all the layers of doubt is a daunting and formidable task.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/09/13


Cicero Denounces Catiline

Cicero Denounces Catiline (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.”  —   Cicero

Roman Baths Aquae Sulis   9

Roman Baths Aquae Sulis 9 (Photo credit: Gauis Caecilius)

(Here I go, disagreeing with Cicero!  Well, partially, at least.  I’ll buy more dangerous . . . to an extent.  But, numerous?  We have so many physical maladies.  Maybe in Roman times they lumped a lot of what we know as diseases today into a single category?  There can’t be that many soul maladies.  Can there?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/22/12

An example of simulated data modelled for the ...

An example of simulated data modelled for the CMS particle detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Here, following a collision of two protons, a is produced which decays into two jets of hadrons and two electrons. The lines represent the possible paths of particles produced by the proton-proton collision in the detector while the energy these particles deposit is shown in blue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Knowledge of the universe would be somehow defective were no practical results to follow.”   —   Cicero

Visual Higgs Boson

Visual Higgs Boson (Photo credit: Michael J. Linden)

(For me, even though I find it fascinating, this would seem to apply to a lot of Particle Physics.  The belief that we have finally been able to prove the existence of the Higgs boson is very cool.  But, what practical results can follow from this?  We expend an inordinate amount of money, energy, time and various resources in hopes of validating these theories, but what will we be able to actually do with this knowledge?  Will it help us achieve something like cold fusion, or what?  Any physicists out there?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/09/12


The Young Cicero Reading

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”   —   Cicero

(Feed the body and feed the mind.  Wouldn’t we all like to get back to these basics?  Cicero had the benefit of living in much simpler times.  That and his family was very wealthy!  However, eating right also plays a major role in feeding the brain.  Too much refined sugar, bad fats and artificial ingredients will throw your body/mind out of kilter.  Strive for a nutritious, balanced diet.  Allow yourself some guilty pleasures, but do it in moderation.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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