Posts Tagged 'Voltaire'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/11/18

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Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”   —   Voltaire

(Voltaire was The Man!  Way ahead of his time, with an unbelievable set of cojones!  He knew how to rock the boat, and had a lot to do with modern democracy.  Plus, his name alone is awesome!

Unfortunately, appreciation is sorely lacking these days.  Just yesterday, I tried to give assistance to a pair of cars that appeared to be lost.  After turning around – because they had presumably passed the street they were looking for – and then creeping for a quarter of a mile, while traffic was building behind them, they pulled off onto a side street.  I followed them, and when they stopped I asked if they needed help with an address, or finding a street.  The trailing car said they were just following the lead car, so I then pulled up to the lead car, and asked the same questions, still with a smile on my face.  Instead of apologizing for holding up traffic, or thanking me for offering my assistance, the woman coldly said:  “I know where I’m going.”  “I’m showing a house.”  Still smiling, I said:  “You know where you’re going, huh?”  “Okay!” and drove off.  I had not honked my horn at them, or flashed my lights, or expressed anything but helpfulness, but that’s how she chose to handle the situation.  I feel sorry for her.  Too many in today’s society don’t know the value of appreciation.  So sad.  Her bad behavior is not going to stop me though!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/16/16

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 “To forgive our enemies their virtues – that is a greater miracle.”   —   Voltaire

(Our government should try this tactic.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/17/16

Voltaire fought intolerance and fanaticism, an...

Voltaire fought intolerance and fanaticism, and was a prominent and very prolific philosopher of the Enlightenment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.”   —   Voltaire

(Yeah.  Frankie was never a big fan of Rap and Hip Hop.  I’m kidding, I’m kidding!  I meant . . . Country.  No, still . . . I’m just kidding!  Considering when Frankie lived, maybe he was talking about Opera!  I used to hate all Disco songs, but now they’re golden oldies.  I can take hearing them, now . . . in very small doses.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/13/15

English: Lovers Deutsch: Liebespaar

English: Lovers Deutsch: Liebespaar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”   —   Voltaire

(Well, there is a lot of texture to love.  It’s rarely a steady, smooth surface.  All of the peaks and valleys make it more . . . exhilarating.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/05/14

Gods Own County

Gods Own County (Photo credit: tricky (rick harrison))

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”   —   Voltaire

DO GOOD

DO GOOD (Photo credit: one two one three)

 

(As long as the few don’t live SO well, at the expense of the many, then I am in complete agreement with this quotation.  Be/live well . . . and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/26/13

 

The best revenge is to live well. Remember, yo...

The best revenge is to live well. Remember, you can’t get ahead if you’re trying to get even. (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”   —   Voltaire

 

I Hope You Had the Best Weekend

I Hope You Had the Best Weekend (Photo credit: Viewminder)

(Be well, live well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

New Year’s Day Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2012

Portrait of Harry Goldie in his boxing trunksOne merit of poetry – it says more, and in fewer words, than prose.”   —   Voltaire

(This feels like a re-run to me!  Doesn’t it seem familiar?  I think our new friend, Harry Calhoun, can appreciate today’s quote.  He’s a real life poet!  Happy New Year, friends!  Be well and do good, people.)   —   YUR


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