Posts Tagged 'Oliver Wendell Holmes'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/16/22

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Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.”   —   Oliver W. Holmes Jr.

(I’m going to guess that he was referring to the sideshow geeks, and not the actual heads of pins!  My newspaper screwed up this Cryptoquote . . . too!  They’re supposed to be double spaced, so you can write in the correct letters easily.  But my paper decided to single space it.  Ugh!  Hopefully, they’ll get it right next Sunday.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthdays to Jim Stafford, and to Nick Valensi of The Strokes!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/11/21

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I despise making the most of one’s time:  half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.”   —   O. W. Holmes

(So, chill out, folks.  Enjoy life.  Stop and smell the roses.  Life is too short.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Birthday, Sheryl Crow!

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/07/21

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The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.”   —   Oliver Wendell Holmes

(Let’s get back to moving this country forward again.  Let us all move away from racism and divisiveness and animosity.  We are always strongest when we work together.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/19/20

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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”   —   O.W. Holmes

(And, finishing up the third quarter of 2020, that is kind of a scary thought.  With the threat of a re-emergence of COVID-19, the rise of these right wing “militias”, our President resurrecting the racist call for “Law and Order” of the late 1960s, and our Attorney General saying that a Biden victory could only happen if the election were “rigged”, and threatening martial law, is right out of Orwell’s “1984”.  How could Barr possibly say something so stupid?  Has he not seen the poll numbers?  Most of the voters are unhappy with the way the current President has been ruining . . . running the country.  And, speaking of George Orwell, does this description of “Animal Farm’s” Napoleon sound like anyone we know?  He is described as “a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar” who is “not much of a talker” and has “a reputation for getting his own way”.  – – – Wikipedia  And, now we’ve even lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg!  With the same Senate that refused to hold a hearing, or vote, on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016, for nearly eight months, they now want to rush whoever Trump nominates for the opening before the election this November.  The only direction I am currently seeing us heading is known as backwards!  Our best hope is that our military will not heed Trump’s – potential – call for martial law, and they will uphold the election results.  Only then will we return to a forward direction.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/06/20

 

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A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.”   —  O.W. Holmes

(Ollie was the man.  But, exactly how would that work???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/23/19

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Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.”   —   O. W. Holmes

(I guess some guys don’t seem to have enough faith in their ideas to actuate them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/12/18

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.”   —   Oliver Wendell Holmes

(A lot of the great inventors kind of stole other people’s ideas, and made them into realities.  Others bought them – dirt cheap usually – and made great things by modifying them some, and then marketing them better than the person who actually came up with the idea ever could have.  And a lot of companies claim that any employee’s ideas are the company’s intellectual property, if they came up with them while employed there.  Life is not always fair, but that just seems to be the way of the world.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/07/17

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Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act.”   —   Oliver Wendell Holmes

(This was a tough quote for me to decode!  All the vowels were fairly obvious, but BORN threw me for a bit, as did the two long words.  And, I didn’t even see the author’s name until I was nearly half way done!  Kind of strange for me.  Did anyone else struggle to get this one going?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/25/15

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English: Daguerreotype portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Image courtesy of the Harvard University Library. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.”   —   Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

(When something good is done as a photo op it’s usually a matter of selfishness.  And, when something “bad” is done, because we think no one is watching, it’s usually a sign of personal weakness.  Which is sometimes just a matter of being human.  Be well and do good, friends.  No matter who, or who isn’t, watching.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/25/14

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.”   —   Oliver Wendell Holmes

(This should probably be changed from usually to traditionally.  Nowadays, too many people make it their reason for living . . . to be famous.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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