Posts Tagged 'Henry David Thoreau'



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

English: The Thoreau family gravesite in Sleep...

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

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/21/14

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.  But do not care to convince him.  Men will believe what they see.  Let them see.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(You could probably convince a woman.  They know how to listen.  Us guys are so visual.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/03/14

One of the attractive things about flowers is their beautiful reserve.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(“Listen.  Do you want to know a secret?  Do you promise not to tell?”  Then, do good and be well.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/25/14

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Just watch out for that stem!  And, hopefully it’s not a cold . . . or wet pumpkin.  I’m finally caught up, guys!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/02/14

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thoreau (Photo credit: Totally Severe)

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”   —   Henry David Thoreau

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w11 – Henry David Thoreau (Photo credit: Sweet Dreamz Design)

(I think there’s a lot of people out there whose eyes I wouldn’t want to see through!  Oh, okay.  Maybe, just for an instant.  Brilliant guy, that Thoreau, but sometimes he was a bit flaky . . . like most of us.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/23/13

 

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w11 – Henry David Thoreau (Photo credit: Sweet Dreamz Design)

It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(Sounds like harmony to me!  Or, at the very least . . . parity.  Growing up largely in the ’60s and ’70s, I remember fondly when the playing field was a relatively level one.  It slowly began tilting, in one direction, starting in 1981 with the decertification of PATCO.  From there, workers’ rights everywhere began to weaken.  Couple that with the incremental deregulations and automations, that also began in the ’80s, and you see how the corporations and the wealthy were able to take over the entire game.  Now we’re a land – largely – of HAVES and have NOTS, our economy is in shambles and the Middle Class is a fading memory.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/13/13

 

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(I think too many people have lost sight of this.  How unfortunate.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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