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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…

#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 iconic “It’s a Wonderful Life”

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in their National Film Registry. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal in 1984, Director Frank Capra expressed amazement on the film’s elevated status: “It’s the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen. The film has a life of its own now and I can look at it like I had nothing to do with it. I’m like a parent whose kid grows up to be president. I’m proud… but it’s the kid who did the work. I didn’t…

A Sunday Retreat with Marcus Aurelius

We all should take time to reflect upon the advice of ancient Roman sage Marcus Aurelius. There is much to learn from his writings Meditations. Of his most important musings is the fact that man’s happiness in, and appreciation for life begins with self knowledge.   These particular excerpts from the earlier books of Meditations are a great launching pad in understanding the teachings of this great counsel.          Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou, too, art wont to desire such things very much. But this altogether a mark of the most…

The Quest: The Impossible Dream

To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go To right the unrightable wrong To love pure and chaste from afar To try when your arms are too weary To reach the unreachable star This is my quest To follow that star No matter how hopeless No matter how far To fight for the right Without question of pause To be willing to march Into hell for a heavenly cause And I know if I’ll only be true To this glorious quest That my heart will…

Modern-Day Maxims (3)

Count your age by friends, count your life by smiles. / You have to wake up in order for your dreams to come true. / Never insult a crocodile until you’ve crossed the river. / If you don’t lie down no one can walk on you. / If you think things improve with age attend a class reunion. / A good scare is sometimes worth more to a man than good advice. / Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. / We have two ears and one mouth, Think twice, speak once! / You’re never fully dressed until…

Modern-Day Maxims (2)

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. / Success is … more attitude than aptitude. / Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. / If you can laugh at it then you can live with it. / If you must cry over spilled milk then please try to condense it. / It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. / Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image. / Make friends before you need them. / A friend walks in when everyone else walks…