Posts Tagged 'Joseph Addison'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/19/20

Portrait of a gentleman Joseph Addison by Godfrey Kneller on artnet

To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented is the only pleasing solitude.”   —   Joseph Addison

(What is Joe saying . . . that it’s better to live as a recluse?  To just not participate in a life with others?  Maybe he went through a bad marriage/divorce?  I guess I’m just more Roy Orbison, than Joe Addison!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/18/18

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A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most real blessings or fortunes.”   —   Joseph Addison

(Hmm.  Shouldn’t it be HAS, instead of HAVE?  OR is not a collective, like AND, so “cloudy day” and “a little sunshine” would be singular, right?  I HAVE, you HAVE and they HAVE, but he, she and it HAS.  Right?  It’s a nice long quote, that took some work to solve.  And, there is truth to it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/01/17

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A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.”   —   Joseph Addison

(I guess a fool can’t learn from his mistakes?  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/27/16

Joseph Addison by Michael Dahl lowres color

Joseph Addison by Michael Dahl lowres color (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.”   —   Joseph Addison

(The gentleman definitely had a way with words!  It’s been a while, but we have had an Addison quote, or two, in the past.  You know, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a formal education.  As long as we strive to continuously learn something new, we become better human beings.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/25/13

Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery (Photo credit: snowpeak)

The most skillful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be a listener.”    —   Joseph Addison

English: Still frame from the 1943 Allied prop...

English: Still frame from the 1943 Allied propaganda cartoon “Tokio Jokio”, depicting Nazi collaborationist radio announcer William Joyce, also known as “Lord Haw Haw”, as an athropomorphic donkey identified as “Lord Hee Haw, Chief Windbag”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(But . . . some people seem to crave that kind of flattery much more than they do conversation.  Flattering these kind of people gets old . . . very fast.  Be well, do good . . . and take a breath, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/10/10

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There is nothing truly valuable which can be purchased without pains and labor.”   —   Joseph Addison

(Happy Birthday to Arnold “The King” Palmer!  Arnie is 81 years young today, and will always be considered a class act, in my book!  The pride of Latrobe, PA!  Also, birthday greetings go out to Jose Feliciano – 65, rock musician Joe Perry – 60, actress Amy Irving – 57, and coming in at 50 are actor Colin Firth and rock singer David Lowery!  Happy New Year to all of my Jewish readers!)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/08/10

Good breeding shows itself most where to an ordinary eye it appears least.”   —   Joseph Addison

(This took me longer than it should have.  I decided that the “ZPZ” was the key, but I was thinking: did, mom, and eve.  I cam up with a slew of other such words, but “eye” totally escaped me until I was half way done!  The double letters both helped, and hurt, some.  “Good” seemed to be a good place to start, and then “good breeding” just kind of opened the whole thing up for me!  Thanks, Mom . . . and Dad!)   —   YUR  🙂

PS.  First day with the new PC, folks!

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/19/09

To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented is the only pleasing solitude.”   — Joseph Addison


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