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A sideways glance at “Rules of Life”

  By George saw this on our Twitter feed today…. excellent set of rules to get us over humpday! Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (English byname Tully) was born in 106 BC in where is now Arpino, Italy. He was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer who vainly tried to uphold republican principles in the final civil wars that destroyed the Roman Republic. His writings include books of rhetoric, orations, philosophical and political treatises, and letters. Above all, he considered politics of utmost importance, which should be effectively influenced by philosophy. He is remembered in modern times as the greatest Roman orator and innovator of what became known as Ciceronian rhetoric. Marcus Tullius Cicero was murdered by decree as an…

12 inspiring quotes on humanity  

“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” – Charles Chaplin   “Being human is given. But keeping our humanity is a choice.” – Anonymous   “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King   “Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity.” – Ralph Nader    “Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.” – Confucius   “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity…

Colin Powell: 13 Rules

In his memoir It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, Colin Powell provided a valuable list of life lessons accompanied by a collection of personal anecdotes. For this great man, there are 13 Rules to how to live life. Rule 1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. Keep all things in perspective when having to make a tough decision. Give the matter the perspective of some time. Rule 2. Get mad, then get over it. Do not carry anger for any time. Instead of letting anger destroy you, use it to…

Quotes to inspire, motivate and provoke

Many will know that By George Journal regularly tweet quotes to inspire, motivate and provoke. Here are some of our latest “favourite” bons mots! “Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.” – Mark Twain “Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” – Leonard Cohen “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” – Albert Einstein “You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – Anon. “It is never too late to become what…

#1 Christmas Movie : “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Through the years, By George Journal has featured “It’s a Wonderful Life”, well, it’s the best Christmas movie we have – a moving account of a caring, community-minded, family man who struggles with inner-doubt and comes to fully appreciate the love of family and friends. In our crazy, mixed-up world, it doesn’t get better than this. Here are quick links to our Journal’s posts on this must-rewatch-this-holiday film.  “It’s a Wonderful Life” tops our Top 10 Christmas Movie List 5 Must-Knows about the Classic 10 Favourite Lines from the Movie Frank Capra on the iconic film Facts about “The Real”…

Poetry for the day; sentiments for the ages

Here are three remarkable poems that capture the solemn and significant essence of this day. These Remembrance Day poems express sentiments for the ages. For the Fallen – Laurence Binyon With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free.   Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres. There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears.   They went with songs to…

Lest we forget

Poignant quotes and verse, lest we forget… The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them. – Czeslaw Milosz, The Issa Valley The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. – William Havard We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart. – Albert Einstein When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? – George Canning, The Pilot…

12 quotes in the name of peace

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. – Baruch Spinoza A people free to choose will always choose peace. – Ronald Reagan It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. – Eleanor Roosevelt Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.…

A personal 360 for the Fall

To help prepare for your challenges throughout the Fall, here is a series of instructive articles that have been compiled from the archives of By George. The posts provide instruction on strengthening your sense of direction, confidence and self-awareness, and providing techniques to increase your productivity and ultimately your success in meeting your goals. The articles are a great refresher for the workplace – and for your approach to life. All the best as you dive into your Fall endeavors tomorrow! . In Getting a Good Jump Start this Fall Rejuvenate Yourself! Tips for starting your week / your day Techniques…