Posts Tagged 'Henry David Thoreau'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/18/18

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Kind of an industrious sounding quote, coming from a guy who sort of dropped out and espoused simple living.  Yes, Roy.  We are seeing a good amount of “success” quotes lately.  Any cryptogram for “success” is pretty easy to spot, and makes the solving go so much faster.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/11/18

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No man ever followed his genius till it misled him.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Thoreau was always a go your own way kind of guy, but this phrasing is kinda out there.  Maybe he was hanging out with Zonker Harris when he wrote this down!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/17

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In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(It kind of is anyway.  Hopefully, that means there is more peace and love in this world than most of us might think.  Let’s strive to make it so.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/05/17

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What is commonly called friendship is only a little more than honor among rogues.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Which is probably why he was more than somewhat of a recluse!  There can be times when this is true, but it’s not exactly the healthiest of attitudes.  Be well and do well, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/17/17

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.”      Henry David Thoreau

(Some hear Gene Krupa, some hear Buddy Rich, some hear Ginger Baker.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/23/17

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A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(I’m guessing this is about eating healthy.  I stink at poetry and subtext.  Anybody know for sure what this is about?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/24/16

1967 U.S. postage stamp honoring Henry David T...

1967 U.S. postage stamp honoring Henry David Thoreau. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak and the other to hear.”   —   Thoreau

(I really liked how they cited: Thoreau, like they would the famous ancient Greek and Roman scribes.  So many of the best known authors’ names really stand out, and are a big clue to solving these quotes.  The other day, with the Edison quote, I was able to confirm the letter A by looking at the author’s middle name.  Yer Uncle has brought up this point numerous times.  Maybe he’s been heard???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/29/15

A photo of a bust of Henry David Thoreau from ...

A photo of a bust of Henry David Thoreau from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at the Bronx Community College (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(An exceedingly easy puzzle to decipher, even without realizing who the author was.  Does anyone want to tell me what old Dave was getting at?  I really don’t have any patience for when people use absolutes such as “evil”.  I understand that some of it was just how people spoke during those times, but I still don’t appreciate it, and I actually expect better from someone such as Thoreau.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.   WordPress/Zemanta has returned the standard Related Articles thumbnails!  Much easier for me choose from.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/23/15

Nothing was ever so unfamiliar and startling to me as my own thoughts.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(As peaceful and pleasant as we may like to think we always are . . . we all have some pretty dank and dark thoughts, from time to time.  As long as they’re only passing thoughts – and we don’t act on them – then they are only natural.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/16/15

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English: The Thoreau family gravesite in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts. Small gravestones are, from left, Father (John), Henry, Sophia, Mother (Cynthia); not visible are Henry’s siblings Helen and John. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”   —   Henry D. Thoreau

(Many of us are richer than we think.  I like how they tried to make the author a little harder to get.  Certain names just kind of scream out at you, and then there is very little challenge in solving the cryptoquote.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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