Posts Tagged 'Thomas Paine'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/05/19

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The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”   —   Thomas Paine

(Oops!  Almost forgot to post this.  Hope it’s up in time.  I believe this was a pretty tough solve!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/10/16

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I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.”   —   Thomas Paine

(What did I tell you?  Three days running, so far.  How many more do you want to guess?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/27/14

The world is my country, all mankind my brethren and to do good is my religion.”   —   Thomas Paine

(When you’re feeling like a jingoistic turd, you would do well to remember this great quote from this great man.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/28/13

 

English: James Earl "Jimmy" Carter

English: James Earl “Jimmy” Carter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately.”   —   Thomas Paine

 

With his brother, Billy Carter, at the commenc...

With his brother, Billy Carter, at the commencement ceremonies at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, February 20, 1979 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Jimmy Carter and his brother Billy???  Actually, a lot of that was media hype, but they did appear to be polar opposites.  I was tempted to use some of the Bushs, but it’s tough actually calling Barbara sublime.  Maybe, more of a subjugator.  Tough cookie, that Babs.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Independence Day) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/04/12

Thomas Paine And the Peace Hat

Thomas Paine And the Peace Hat (Photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography)

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”   —   Thomas Paine

(Today, Paine might be assailed as a male chauvinist, but fortunately most of us can keep the sensibilities of the times in perspective.  Today, we celebrate our nation’s birthday.  Tomorrow, we work to make our nation better.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/13/11

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If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”   — Thomas Paine

(Makes a certain amount of sense.  But, it also sounds like a rationalization for launching a “preemptive war”.  Of course, some preemptive wars – not to be confused with preventive wars – are truly necessary.  Just not as often as our leaders would like us to believe.)   — YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/03/10

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”   — Thomas Paine

(And, there are many, many ways to show that support.  Blindly accepting the actions of your government – even one you voted in – being the least of them.)   — YUR


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