Posts Tagged 'Source Obscure'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/17/20

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”   —   Source Obscure

(This quote sounds so noble that many people have tried to attribute it to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, or Oliver Wendell Holmes.  But, there’s no record of any of these men uttering this sentiment.  Could be a dude named Albert Jay Nock, who wrote an introduction to a book published in 1940 called “Meditations in Wall Street”.  Or William Morrow, the head of the publishing house who put out the book.  The author was a mystery until 1947 when the New York Times revealed the author to be Henry S. Haskins.  Haskins had been a Wall Street trader who had gotten in trouble with the Stock Exchange thirty years before.  The book is supposed to be about much more than Wall Street, and a nice philosophical read.  Maybe we should try to look it up!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/05/19

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If the bee bites you once, it’s the bee’s fault.  If the bee bites you twice, it’s your fault.”   —   Source Obscure

(This is a truism that is filled with errors.  It is physically impossible for a bee to ‘bite’ more than once, because their stinger and venom sac, and part of their lower abdomen, get ripped out when the bee flies off . . . to die within minutes.  A wasp however can sting – not bite – you many times, as their stingers stay intact.  Bees sting only defensively, while wasps can be more aggressive.  But, if you don’t give a wasp a reason to sting you – like swatting at it – they’ll usually just leave you alone.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/21/19

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A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement.”   —   Source Obscure

(I don’t think this quote was coined anytime in the last twenty to thirty years!  We currently live in the era of disposable employees.  Get ’em young, run ’em ragged for a few years, then let ’em go, repeat.  There are always some exceptions, but there isn’t a whole lot of company loyalty these days.  Pretty sad.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/19/19

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The real test of golf and in life is not staying out of the rough, but getting out after we are in.”   —   Source Obscure

(Real tall rough can be tough, but I always had a harder time getting out of some of those sand traps!  Especially, if you’re up close to the bunker’s lip!  If you’re just far enough away from it, and you’re handy with a wedge, you can usually get out.  But, you usually sacrifice some distance too, which results in an additional stroke, or so.  But, the point of the quote is to not let life’s problems get you down.  You’ve got to dust yourself off, and get on with life.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/02/19

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If the bee bites you once, it’s the bee’s fault.  If the bee bites you twice, it’s your fault.”   —   Source Obscure

(Kinda like Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  We need to try to learn from our mistakes, so we don’t repeat them.  Be well – be wary – and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – The Ides of August, 2019

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Learn from the mistakes of others.  You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”   —   Source Obscure

(I got a sense of the first few words right off the bat.  But, I didn’t see the “author” until nearly three quarters done!  This sounds like it was said by someone who liked cigars.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/10/19

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Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.”   —   Source Obscure

(Whenever I hear these more folksy kind of quotes I always think of either Mark Twain, or Josh Billings.  But, this could just as easily have been said by Wilford Brimley, or Sam Elliot!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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