Posts Tagged 'Voltaire'

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 (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

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/05/11

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Everyone goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.”   —   Voltaire

(Attaboy, Frankie!  Didn’t “The Duke” – AKA John Wayne – say:  Never repent.  It’s a sign of weakness . . . or, something like that?)   —   😉   YUR

PS.  I just felt like inserting The Duke today!     YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/14/11

The French Gambling Aristocracy

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To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.”   — Voltaire

(I’m guessing that, predominantly, only the aristocracy were well-mannered at the time that he wrote this line.  I’m, generally, considered well-mannered.  Maybe I’m just to darn bright to be successful???)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/17/10

Carved Nativity group made by Faith Craft

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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond reason to believe.”   — Voltaire

(So, there’s that finest of lines between faith and delirium.)   — YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/24/10

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”   — Voltaire

(Sage words, indeed.  Especially for those with heart conditions.)   — YUR

(Delayed) Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/06/10

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:  it says more and in fewer words than prose.”   — Voltaire

(But, only to those who get it.  Sometimes it takes pages of prose to explain the shortest of poems.)   — YUR

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