Posts Tagged 'Edward Gibbon'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/20

Edward Gibbon (1737 -1794); author of 'The History of the Decline ...

History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.”   —   Edward Gibbon

(True.  But also, history is probably the most subjective of the academic disciplines.  As they say:  History is written by the victors.  They usually downplay their own foibles, while magnifying their accomplishments.  In order to make your side more virtuous you need to demonize the other side.  “Facts” aren’t always what they appear to be.  It definitely makes me wonder why it’s always been my favorite subject!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/12/13

 

English: Portrait, oil on canvas, of Edward Em...

English: Portrait, oil on canvas, of Edward Emily Gibbon (1737–1794) by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) Deutsch: Porträt, Öl auf Leinwand, von Edward Emily Gibbon (1737–1794), gemalt von Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.”   —   Edward Gibbon

(But sometimes it’s hard not taking the bait!  You want to smack some sense into these dimwits, but you might as well be talking to the wall, because you can’t reason with the unreasonable.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/15/12

English: Portrait, oil on canvas, of Edward Em...

English: Portrait, oil on canvas, of Edward Emily Gibbon (1737–1794) by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) Deutsch: Porträt, Öl auf Leinwand, von Edward Emily Gibbon (1737–1794), gemalt von Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”   —   Edward Gibbon

Official seal of Newtown, Connecticut

Official seal of Newtown, Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(We could use some of his Eighteenth Century wisdom these days!  Be well and do good, my friends!  Pray for the victims, family members and survivors of the Newtown, CT shootings.  Even for the misguided and demented – alleged – perpetrator.  With these terrible incidences we almost never find out the whole truth.  Just a constant re-hash of half-truths, conjecture and the bludgeoning of our emotions.  But, before I completely miss it:  Happy Hanukkah, to all who celebrate this joyous holiday! )   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/09

History is little more than the register of crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.”   — Edward Gibbon

(That must be why I’ve always been a big history buff . . . and a fan of police blotters!) —   YUR


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