Our favourite 25 quotes

As regular readers of the By George Journal know, we are on Twitter, tweeting favourite quotes and observations about leadership, success, a healthy attitude and life.  Here are our current Favourite 25: 

  1. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. – Aristotle
  2. A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for. – William Shedd
  3. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. – Mark Twain
  4. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill
  5. Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. – Andre Gide
  6. Respect all. Admire some. Idolize none. – Anonymous
  7. The first rule of focus is ”Wherever you are, be there.” – Anonymous
  8. Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes. – Washington Irving
  9. You cannot dream yourself into character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. – J.A. Froude
  10. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
  11. 10 persons who speak make more noise than 10,000 who are silent. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  12. In this Internet age of faceless communications, words wield great power. Our challenge is to use with caution, use with grace. – Chris George
  13. To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions. – William James
  14. Sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny. – William James
  15. Looking for the dream makes us forget we are standing in the middle of one we use to have right now. – D. Carrizales
  16. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France
  17. The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you never know if they are genuine. – Abraham Lincoln (as quoted by Camberley)
  18. Having a dream you don’t pursue is like buying an ice-cream cone and watching it melt all over your hand. – Frank Papasso
  19. We must be the change we wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  20. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to be needed. – Storm Jameson
  21. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. – Thoreau
  22. Success is simple: Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. – Arnold H. Glasow
  23. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. – Henry Ford
  24. Insist on yourself. Never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson:
  25. It is a luxury to be understood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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