Posts Tagged 'Ralph Waldo Emerson'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/25/14

Quarter-plate daguerreotype of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quarter-plate daguerreotype of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wherever a man commits a crime, God finds a witness.  Every secret crime has its reporter.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(I’m guessing he’s referring to the person’s conscience.  Unless, he’s talking about birds and squirrels, and maybe even the trees.  I don’t subscribe to the eye in the sky kind of creator, so this quote doesn’t really do much for me.  But, to each his own.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/19/14

Statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson, full-length, se...

Statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson, full-length, seated, facing front (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Usually, about five seconds sooner too.  We don’t know if we can be a hero until we’re in the heat of the moment.  I think most of us would measure up.  I had some trouble getting this one started, but then I broke my own rule and looked at the author.  From there it was a piece of cake.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/29/14

Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you make a decision, ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen (Photo credit: symphony of love)

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

RISE UP - Fight austerity now, while you still...

RISE UP – Fight austerity now, while you still can. (Photo credit: Teacher Dude’s BBQ)

(Either this is just one of Ralphie’s  best known quotes, or we’ve had this quote in the Cryptoquote before.  It’s a great quote, but it just feels like a re-run to me.  I’m feeling a little cheated.  And, I didn’t even look at the author line until I was well into solving this.  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/10/14

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Success

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Success (Photo credit: mmc154)

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Even tending to the best behaved child is an exhausting undertaking.  Their curiosity alone will tire you out! 

I really wish they would alter the names of some of the authors of these quotes.  Making today’s:  Ralph W. Emerson, or R. Waldo Emerson, or just R. W. Emerson would have made today’s cryptoquote just that much more challenging.  I try not to look at the author, but sometimes it is unavoidable.  When the author is this obvious it’s like having a key to decoding the cryptogram!  It takes away half of the fun!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/24/14

"enthusiasm"

“enthusiasm” (Photo credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³)

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you make a decision, ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen (Photo credit: symphony of love)

(Yeah.  That “whatever” attitude won’t get you very far.  That’s for sure!  Be well, do good . . . and be passionate, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/02/14

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Positive words to live by.  Love that Ralph!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/13/13

Linkware Freebie Image Teamwork Puzzle Concept...

Linkware Freebie Image Teamwork Puzzle Concept use it however you like all I ask is a credit link to : thegoldguys.blogspot.com/ or http://www.lumaxart.com/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(A star can be exciting to watch, but it’s very hard to beat a well oiled machine.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/30/13

Second Coming Jesus 15

Second Coming Jesus 15 (Photo credit: Waiting For The Word)

Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm.”   —   Emerson

( . . . and, an unbiased, non-manipulative press.  Today’s corporate media could downplay, and marginalize, the second coming of Christ.  They’ve successfully numbed us into submission, by hyping fear and placating us with the myths of security.  Without risk and trepidation life is not life, it’s simple existence.  Do you want to merely exist, or do you want to live?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/27/12

" Waldo Emerson, head-and-shoulders portr...

” Waldo Emerson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right / engraved and published by S.A. Schoff … from an original drawing by Sam W. Rowse in the possession of Charles Eliot Norton, Esq. ; S.A. Schoff.” Engraving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

(I started out looking for someone like that.  But, I was seduced by someone who was gorgeous and nurturing instead.  This one really had me going for a while.  Especially, because I started out having the fifth word as SIGN, the second word ending in ING and the ninth word ending is SS.  Not a good way to go about solving this one!  Even without the bad start this was difficult.  No single letter words.  No THE, AND, ANY, ARE, NOT, ONE or YOU.  And, how often does the word CHIEF come up???  Not all that often.  It even took me about half way through solving it before I realized who the author was.  Of course, I try solving these without looking at the author, as much as possible.  If I had keyed in on the author I probably would have solved it much sooner.  Nice challenge!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/30/12

 

 

“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; act...

“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it” Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Foto_di_Signorina)

 

A man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.”   —   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

( . . . or, he makes you think:  Why didn’t I think of that?  And maybe, on some level, you did think of it, but you just failed to act on it . . . out of a lack of confidence.  I think a lot of what we call genius is less about the brain and more about the heart.   Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

 

 

 


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