Posts Tagged 'John Berry'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/11

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The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.”   —   John Berry

(This would appear to be the John Berry who was an English Naval officer, who later became a prominent Jersey Boy!  The quote is sometimes cited from a story/book called Flight of White Crows, but it’s hard to pin this to the same John Berry.  Regardless, it is a great quotation, and kind of surprising coming from someone from the age of Manifest Destiny.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/05/11

Portrait of Sir John Berry by Michael Dahl (16...

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A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank.”   — John Berry

(One of the early British settlers of New Jersey!  An English Naval officer, he was given land that today is better known as Bergen County.  And, if you’re familiar with the Meadowlands area, and Route 3, a tributary of the Hackensack River is named Berrys Creek.  I was the fifth car in a six car fender bender on the bridge that crosses Berrys Creek, way back when.  Sir John Berry.)   — YUR

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