Cicero & Hawking: Optimism









Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C. – 43 B.C.)

Stephen Hawking (1942 –    )

January 3 is the birthday of the Roman philosopher Cicero. The Quipto® diagram below features a well-known quote from Cicero.

The quote has been a favorite of the brilliant theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking who, at age 21 in 1963, was diagnosed with A.L.S. (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and given two years to live. Now, fifty-five years later, he survives to celebrate his 76th birthday — this coming Monday, January 8.

Hawking once said, “However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at.” In this context, he went on to invoke this Cicero quote.

Now it is your turn (having solved the puzzle above, or having peeked at the answer) to create the puzzle — to hide the Cicero quote in a Quipto® diagram. Difficulty: ★★★.

(For some suggestions about how to solve Quip-Bild puzzles, see our November 27 post, “How to Solve Quip-Bild Puzzles: A Brief Guide,” in the November 2017 archives.)

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