Posts Tagged 'Leo Tolstoy'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/14/21

Leo Tolstoy - THE GREAT PEACEMAKERS

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(Even though there are a lot of physically attractive people out there who are total A-holes, there are plenty who are actually very good too.  But we do make many stupid assumptions based on appearances alone.  Not smart!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Steve Berlin of Los Lobos!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/12/21

What Leo Tolstoy Can Teach Us About Creativity and Productivity | by  Richard P John | TheCreativityToolbox | Medium

In difficult circumstances, always act on first impressions.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(Except when you encounter a mountain lion, or a bear, out in the wild!  Most people’s first impression is to . . . RUN!  But experts tell us that as soon as you do that they will consider you prey.  Other than that, I suppose Leo’s advice might be sound.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Kid Creole!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/17/18

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Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(It’s like I’m frequently telling you, folks.  The truth needs to be uncovered.  Don’t take all that we’re told, and shown, as “truth”.  Train yourselves to read between the lines.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/20/17

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Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(I guess then sociopaths don’t make for very good artists!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/06/15

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(Don’t wait for the photo op, or an audience, to do good.  Doing good is done best when it’s either one on one, or totally anonymous.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/11/13

 

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(Too friggin’ Russian for my All-American pea-brain.  Who can tell me what the heck he’s talking about???  Until then, be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/09/13

 

Yasnaya Polyana. Maxim Gorky and Leo Tolstoy.

Yasnaya Polyana. Maxim Gorky and Leo Tolstoy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(Such a Nineteenth Century quotation!  Since the latter half of the 20th Century most people are in a constant state of trying to change themselves.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/22/13

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.  So remember:  great achievements take time, there is no overnight success.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(Good thing Leo never lived to see YouTube!  Although, you could always argue that there’s a big difference between an overnight sensation and an overnight success.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/01/11

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It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(Very true observation.  And, a nice compliment to yesterday’s – Sunday’s – cryptoquote.  Happy Birthday to the state of Colorado!  They were admitted to the Union as the 38th state, on this date in 1876.  Happy 135th! )   —   YUR

Bonus Quote:  “As scarce as truth is, the supply is always greater than the demand.”   —   Josh Billings

(Boy, oh boy!  Is this ever the truth.  People, in general, seem so much more comfortable living with a palatable lie, than having to swallow the bitter truth.  I think it’s like what Col. Jessep says in the climactic scene from A Few Good Men:  “You can’t handle the truth!”  Very often the truth does hurt . . . a lot.  But, for the truly important things in life I just can’t see this blind acceptance of lies.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/24/11

Leo Tolstoy

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In difficult circumstances, always act on first impressions.”   —   Leo Tolstoy

(Hmm.  I don’t know.  My first impression was that the Vs were going to be Es!  That wouldn’t have worked out very well.  Would it?!?  But, Leo was a good guy.  So, we can let him slide on this one.)   —   YUR

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