Quote of the Day #22 “Unfortunately, common sense isn’t all that common.” -Voltaire Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 29 thoughts on “Quote of the Day #22” Add yours Love Voltair! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply He’s interesting! Haha LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How true! We have people shooting at irma while some prophet is going to bat Irma away with her heavenly scepter. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply good quote… thanks for your like on my blog LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thank you so much! I’ll be back to your blog soon 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Love it! Novelist Tobias Smollett added a corollary a few hundred years later: “Some people are wise, and some are… otherwise!” LOL LikeLiked by 2 people Reply HHahaha LikeLike Reply I only recently discovered Voltaire (partly thanks to learning more about Paris and its Panthéon, where he is entombed, after playing Assassin’s Creed Unity), and my goodness, the guy was such a genius. I don’t know where our collective thinking would be now without Voltaire. The Enlightenment was such a fascinating period in human history, and it influenced many of our founding fathers. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Isn’t it funny how much history you learn from Assassins Creed? I know it all too well! LikeLike Reply Yes, it is! That comment is almost six months old and I still stand by it! (I have downloaded Candide into my e-reader app, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.) I haven’t played Brotherhood, Revelations, III, or Origins yet…but Ezio is still hands-down my favorite Assassin in the series. I love anything Renaissance-related, and the database introduced in II is just icing on the cake. It was an interesting period in history for sure. LikeLiked by 1 person I love when Ezio was running around Florence! I also love the TV “The Borgias” which is perfect because its about the Pope at the very same time LikeLiked by 1 person Florence is on my bucket list for places I’d like to visit. Actually, most of Italy is on my bucket list. (My grandmother’s parents were Sicilian immigrants; I unfortunately do not know where their hometown was, but it’d be nice to visit both Sicily and mainland Italy.) I hear it’s incredibly strenuous to climb the Duomo at Santa Maria del Fiore, but the view is worth it. You kinda get to do it while looking for the Assassin’s tomb there in the game. LikeLiked by 1 person Ahhh the Duomo! Do you know who built it and who financed it? Cosimo Medici and Filippo Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi travelled to Rome to look at the dome of the Pantheon when he was planning on building the dome of the Florentine cathedral. LikeLiked by 1 person There’s a whole video on YouTube about how the Duomo (dome) itself was constructed because it’s so unique for a dome. LikeLiked by 2 people Architectural masterpiece! LikeLike Send me that video! I’d love to see it 🙂 LikeLike that’s too true LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Pingback: Block Party – Conclusion – One day at a time… God that’s a description of me. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Whaaaat!? LikeLike Reply It depends on what you do in life and how much you rely on yourself. Since Voltaire died in 1778, was his quote referring to herding cattle, baking bread, sharpening a quill? In the 21st century his quote could relate to social media 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yep, isn’t that a shame? lol! 🙂 Just to let you know that I got a new site URL and some of my followers didn’t automatically transfer over. Can you see my latest posts in your reader? But if you can’t, can you unfollow me and refollow me on my new site: https://messageinstanza.com/? Some of my followers had to do that, so my latest posts would show up in their reader. I hope you will. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’ll go check it out! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great! LikeLiked by 2 people Hello! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! I was also nominated for this award and for the very first time! Check out my latest post on my blog which should be out shortly for more information on what you need to do! Thanks so much and have a great day! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh I’ll go check your blog out! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply And thanks for the nomination! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Superb! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Much appreciated! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply to Carly (message in stanza) Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.