Posts Tagged 'Socrates'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/19/19

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True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”   —   Socrates

(I guess that makes me fairly wise then!  There is always so much more to learn.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/16/19

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”   —   Socrates

(Oh teacher, my teacher!  Kind of a faking it til you’re making it thing.  If you want to be a leader, start acting like one.  If you just want to be a good person, act like a good person.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/29/18

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”   —   Socrates

(Kind of paraphrased, but I’ve always loved this quote!  I always try to ignore the author, when solving these puzzles, as much as possible.  But, when it’s a one word/name author, like today’s, I always think ancient Greek . . . and then Roman.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/19/16

Cropped image of a Socrates bust for use in ph...

Cropped image of a Socrates bust for use in philosophy-related templates etc. Bust carved by by Victor Wager from a model by Paul Montford, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”   —   Socrates

(This goes along nicely with my motto:  Fakin’ it till I’m makin’ it!  I think today there is an over-emphasis on higher degrees and certification.  It’s really a bit of a racket, designed to milk people of their money.  It’s also a way – excuse, really – to keep a lot of older workers out of good positions, or to lay them off.  I’ve met too many “geniuses” with Masters degrees, and even some with Doctorates, who are either dumb as a post, or excruciatingly one-dimensional.  Give me a well-rounded, regular Joe any day.  Sure, there are a number of jobs where you need a higher degree of speciality, but things have definitely gotten out of hand.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/26/13

Portrait of Socrates. Marble, Roman artwork (1...

Portrait of Socrates. Marble, Roman artwork (1st century), perhaps a copy of a lost bronze statue made by Lysippos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.”   —   Socrates

(I’m sure there’s some Bible passage that plays off of this quote.  Any Bible scholars out there know what I’m talking about.  Be well and do good, friends.  Maybe someday you’ll achieve divinity!)   —   YUR

PS.  I loved him in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/15/09

Let him that would move the world, first move himself.”   — Socrates

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