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12 Ernest Hemingway Memes

By George wordsmiths absolutely love the observations of Ernest Hemingway. Here are a dozen of our favourite memes featuring Papa.       Consider joining the By George Facebook page for daily posts of inspiration and motivation from the likes of Ernest Hemingway. Click here to “like”.  To pass along Papa’s wisdom, right click on these images and copy/save – and then share widely. Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

5 taxing memes

On this the day of the fiscal update announcement in Ottawa, here are five of By George’s favourite memes on the subject of taxes. Seriously, it is not a funny matter…   Join By George on Facebook and on Twitter for daily missives that are both provocative and entertaining. You can zap your friends with these memes by right clicking on these images and copy/save to Facebook, Twitter or into an email. Chris George, providing reliable PR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

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.…

Ernest Hemingway on his craft of writing

All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened, and after you’ve read one of them you will find that all that happened, happened to you and then it belongs to you forever: the happiness and unhappiness, good and evil, ecstasy and sorrow, the food, wine, beds, people and the weather. If you can give that to readers, then you’re a writer. Any man’s life, told truly, is a novel. There is no rule on how it is to write. There are events which are so great that if a writer…

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…