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E-Book: Thoughts to Motivate and Inspire

A Day in the Life of Man is a source of personal energy – a perfect gift for family, friends and co-workers     For Chris George, remarkable quotes and verse help to put life into perspective – the magic and mysteries of our world and of man are translated through poignant thought. So, it is his personal obsession to find the right phrase that spawned this collection of thought to motivate and inspire people through their daily routines, challenges and relationships.   A Day in the Life of Man – Sustenance for the Soul is a moving collection of…

Quotes to Motivate

Here are ten great motivational quotes we saw yesterday on our Twitter feed – @ByGeorgeJournal. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. – Robert Kennedy The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. – Vince Lombardi You have three choices in any situation; the sooner you choose, the less stress you’ll feel: change, accept or leave. – Anonymous Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence. – Spanish Proverb Cowards die many times before their deaths;…

Bons Mots for a Rewarding Life

A few of our favourite bons mots at By George…. Strive for excellence, not perfection. – Jackson Brown Jr. We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. – Albert Einstein Live this day as if it were your last. The past is gone. The future is not guaranteed. – Dr. Wayne Dyer It your attitude, not your aptitude, that will determine your altitude. – Zig Ziglar People may not remember what you did, nor will they remember what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel. – Unknown You can…

Quotes of hope, promise and caring

Nice, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris, Brussels… As our world attempts to absorb one horrific tragedy after another, By George offers these quotes of reflection – bons mots of hope, promise and caring.   Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin What seems to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. – Oscar Wilde The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller…

Staring into a Summer Day

Another timeless, hazy day lakeside so much of so very little on my mind. The opposite shore is a curtain of beech and pines, their tips jut out against a pale blue canvass. There is no pattern; yet with every scan of the tree-line there’s a comfort in seeing how earth meets heavenly skies. I’m lulled by sounds of a continuous lapping against a rocky edge, a soft melody passed on through the ages. Slaps of water, time and time again… carrying all things to this place; and, from this place… I gaze, then peer deep into the water beside…

Of monkeys and the village (a costly lesson)

Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.   The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and, as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort.   He next announced that he would now buy monkeys at $20 each.  This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms.   The…