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On Gratitude

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. – H.U. Westermayer Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – WT Purkiser So while it’s true that Thanksgiving only comes but once a year, we should actually celebrate thanks each and every day. It’s just a matter of learning to live with a spirit of gratitude. – Unknown Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and…

Investment insight from Warren Buffett

Here is investment insight from the infamous “oracle of Omaha”, Warren Buffett. Rule No. 1: never lose money; rule No. 2: don’t forget rule No. 1. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ. Long ago, Sir Isaac Newton gave us three laws of motion, which were the work of genius. But Sir Isaac’s talents didn’t extend to investing: He lost a bundle in the South Sea Bubble, explaining later, “I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness…

Quotes: motivation, success

Here are post-Labour Day quotes to focus your thoughts on the Fall agenda. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. – Henry Ford The starting point of all achievement is desire. – Napolean Hill Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. – Swami Vivekananda…

Some of Muhammad Ali’s greatest quotes

By George has compiled some of our favourite quotes from the life of Muhammad Ali – “The Greatest of All-time.”   “I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.”   “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”   “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”   “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who…

10 sage quotes on success from Benjamin Franklin

Thankfully, Benjamin Franklin left behind volumes of writings, from which we have gained invaluable knowledge of his thoughts on life, work and success. Here are 10 gems on success that ring as true today as they did in Franklin’s era. Well done is better than well said. Never confuse motion with action. Diligence is the mother of good luck. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. Energy and persistence…

Harold S. Geneen sharing good business sense

Here are a dozen quotes on a decent approach to the world of business from the legendary, American corporate leader Harold S. Geneen. The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism. You can’t run a business or anything else on a theory. In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality. Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. Leadership cannot really be taught, it can only be learned. Better a good decision quickly than the best…

Henry Ford on work and life

Here are wonderfully insightful quotes on work and life from American business tycoon Henry Ford. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t…

Quotes on Politics, Democracy, etc.

What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people.  It’s not good at much else. – Tom Clancy It’s important to realize that whenever you give power to politicians or bureaucrats, it will be used for what they want, not for what you want. – Harry Browne Give government the weapons to fight your enemy and it will use them against you. – Harry Browne The State is the coldest of all cold monsters, and coldly it tells lies, and this lie drones on from its mouth: ‘I, the State, am the people’.…

On Hockey – from the Greats of the Game

Forget about style; worry about results. – Bobby Orr Every day is a great day for hockey. – Mario Lemieux Hockey is a tough game. – Bobby Orr You’ve got to love what you’re doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time. – Gordie Howe When you’re on the ice, you have very little time, you see very little, and everything happens really quick. – Steve Yzerman We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.…

By George’s Top-Ten Love Quotes

Our cupid wordsmiths at By George Journal humbly present their “Top-Ten Love Quotes” to quench your appetite for “bon-bons mots” on St. Valentine’s Day (our apologies for the pun). “Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery “Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” – Voltaire “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” – Janos Arnay “The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.” – Vi Putnam “Treasure the love you receive…