Posts Tagged 'William Ellery Channing'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/27/20

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One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.”   —   William Ellery Channing

(It has a nice ring to it, although I’m not sure I completely agree with it.  A short, amusing story about a specific incident doesn’t usually tell you everything about a person’s life.  This was a fun solve though.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/07/16

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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.  The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”   —   William Ellery Channing

(ARTHUR:  I command you as King of the Britons to stand aside!
BLACK KNIGHT: I move for no man.
ARTHUR: So be it!
[parry thrust]
[ARTHUR chops the BLACK KNIGHT’s left arm off]
ARTHUR: Now stand aside, worthy adversary.
BLACK KNIGHT: ‘Tis but a scratch.
ARTHUR: A scratch? Your arm’s off!
BLACK KNIGHT: No, it isn’t.
ARTHUR: Well, what’s that then?
BLACK KNIGHT: I’ve had worse.
ARTHUR: You liar!
BLACK KNIGHT: Come on you pansy!
[parry thrust]
[ARTHUR chops the BLACK KNIGHT’s right arm off]
ARTHUR: Victory is mine!
We thank thee Lord, that in thy merc-
BLACK KNIGHT: Come on then.
BLACK KNIGHT: Have at you!
ARTHUR: You are indeed brave, Sir knight, but the fight is mine.
BLACK KNIGHT: Oh, had enough, eh?
ARTHUR: Look, you stupid bastard, you’ve got no arms left.
BLACK KNIGHT: Just a flesh wound.
ARTHUR: Look, stop that.
BLACK KNIGHT: Chicken! Chicken!
ARTHUR: Look, I’ll have your leg. Right!
BLACK KNIGHT: Right, I’ll do you for that!
ARTHUR: You’ll what?
BLACK KNIGHT: Come ‘ere!
ARTHUR: What are you going to do, bleed on me?
BLACK KNIGHT: I’m invincible!
ARTHUR: You’re a loony.
BLACK KNIGHT: The Black Knight always triumphs!
Have at you! Come on then.
[ARTHUR chops the BLACK KNIGHT’s other leg off]
BLACK KNIGHT: All right; we’ll call it a draw.
ARTHUR: Come, Patsy.
BLACK KNIGHT: Oh, oh, I see, running away then. You yellow
bastards! Come back here and take what’s coming to you. I’ll bite
your legs off!

A scene from one of the funniest movies of all time – Monty Python and the Holy Grail – is much more entertaining than yer old Uncle arguing with Channing!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/07/11

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Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.”   — William Ellery Channing

(This guy has some very useful quotations.  I think the one I like best goes:  “Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.”  You guys know how I feel about ignorance, intolerance and injustice.  They are inter-related, in a progressive (regressive?) sort of way.  Ignorance breeds intolerance, which leads to injustice.  To open our hearts we must first open our minds.  Be excellent to each other, friends.)   — YUR

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