Posts Tagged 'Henry Ward Beecher'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/21/17

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Learning, to be of much use, must have a tendency to spread itself among the common people.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

(I know he meant well, and of course it’s true, but whenever you use the phrase “common people” you’re going to come off sounding a little arrogant.  But, also, 21st Century sensibilities have become excessively whiny, so I think we need to give old Hank a pass here.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/03/14

Sketch of Henry Ward Beecher

Sketch of Henry Ward Beecher (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

(Until the young man becomes an ol’ boy, then they let him in on the secret, and everyone has a good laugh.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/02/14


Police Officer Breaking the Law

Police Officer Breaking the Law (Photo credit: Call To Adventure)

A law is valuable not because it is law, but because there is right in it.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

(Notice he doesn’t say that all laws are valuable!  Laws are supposed benefit or protect us, whether the many or the few.  But a law that benefits the few, to the detriment of the many, cannot be viewed as just, and should be changed.  If you’ve ever been subjected to RLUIPA you’d know what I mean.  The intentions of the law were noble, and intended to correct flaws in earlier laws.  But, whereas it was designed to be more of a shield for the few, it is often being used to bludgeon the many.  It stands for the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, and the big mistake, in my opinion, is that it’s one law that would be better served if it were two laws.  Institutionalized persons religious rights are, and should be, a separate issue from religious land use.  Lumping them together was both lazy and foolish, again, in my opinion.  As a tax paying property owner, guess which part I, and many many people like me, have a problem with?  There are some other aspects of it that I don’t like as well, but I won’t go into all the messy details here.  But if you have the time, feel free to “Google” it, to see what I mean.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Fairly Tough) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/13/13

henry ward beechers garage

henry ward beechers garage (Photo credit: niceness)

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

English: Biographer Debby Applegate speaking a...

English: Biographer Debby Applegate speaking at the book launch for The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Heights, New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Thank goodness for the author’s name!  This one was somewhat difficult, because only one word ended in E and there weren’t the single-lettered words “A” or “I”.  Sure, I suspected the first word was “every” right off the bat, but without further confirmation I wasn’t about to commit to it.  Great quote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  The above is a perfect example of why we should be a little more understanding of the past, and be very very careful not to repeat it’s mistakes.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/01/12

Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe

Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

Cassatt Mary Lilacs in a Window 1880

Cassatt Mary Lilacs in a Window 1880 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Beautiful words, from a wise and wonderful man!  Enjoy the holiday weekend, folks.  Be well and do good.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/22/12


"Beecher's Theory and Practice" 9&qu...

"Beecher's Theory and Practice" 9"w x 12-1/2"h caricature depicts Henry Ward Beecher, and satirizes his disparagement of the morals of anyone who could not make do on a dollar a day (less than 1% of his own income). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.”   —   Henry Ward Beecher

(I’m thinking this has something to do with how we learn more from our failures than our victories.  Am I close?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Slightly? Delayed) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/06/12

“Children are the hands by which we take hold ...

What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.”   —  Henry Ward Beecher

English: Biographer Debby Applegate speaking a...

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(Does anyone feel up to arguing with me about indoctrination today???  Be well, do good . . . and try real hard to think for yourselves, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  This biographer has got it goin’ on!  Don’t she?!      YUR

PPS.  Happy Times Two Day, everybody!   —   YUR

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