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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…

20 Brian Tracy Quotes on Leadership

  “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.”   “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people”   “Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance”   “Clarity is the key to effective leadership. What are your goals?”   “The best leaders have a high Consideration Factor. They really care about their people”   “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”   “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for…

The (disturbing) instinct of Charles Bukowski

As cited in Wikiquotes, Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was a Los Angeles, California poet and novelist sometimes mistakenly associated with Beat Generation writers because of alleged similarities of style and attitude. Bukowski’s writing was heavily influenced by the geography and atmosphere of his home city of Los Angeles. He wrote more than fifty books and countless smaller pieces. For many artists today there is a real fascination with Charles Bukowski. He is one of America’s most honest writers, revealing raw, edgy insights that capture the naked truths of existence in our modern world. The scribes at By George have cherry picked…

Sideways quips on politics

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. – Winston Churchill Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else. – Frederic Bastiat I don’t make jokes. I just watch the…