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20 FAV musings – via our Twitter

  • A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. – Hugh Downs
  • Attitudes are more important than facts. – Dr. Karl Menninger
  • The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. – R.I.P. Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  • To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. – Dan Acheson
  • Nowadays you envy a manic-depressive. Half the time he’s happy, the other half he’s right. – Robert Brault
  • The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails – William Arthur Ward
  • The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind. – W. H. Auden
  • I’ve come to know that what we want in life is the greatest indication of who we really are. – Richard Paul Evans
  • It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J.K. Rowling
  • A gentle smile and nod to a stranger costs you nothing, but could mean a lot to the receiver. – D. Ridgley
  • Your greatness is measured by your horizons. -Michelangelo
  • Get excited about your own dream! The excitement is like a forest fire: you can smell it, taste it & see it from a mile away. – D. Waitley
  • Know thyself, or at least keep renewing the acquaintance. – Robert Brault
  • A meaningful life isn’t about acquiring money and other facilities; it’s about dedicating your life to helping others as much as you can. – Dalia Lama
  • Intellectual passion dries out sensuality. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Lighthouses don’t go running all over the island looking for boats to save. They just stand there shining their light. – Anne Lamott
  • One definition of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we’ll need a new definition. – A. Toffler
  • Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. – William James

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The imparting wisdom of Alexander the Great

Alexander the GreatHere is an insightful accounting of the last wishes of Alexander the Great. On his death bed, the great Macedonian leader summoned his generals and told them his last three ultimate wishes. These wishes were that:

the best doctors should carry his coffin;
the wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery; and,
his hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see.

One of his generals, who was surprised by these unusual requests, asked Alexander to explain. Here is what Alexander the Great imparted:

I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal.

I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth.

I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is TIME.

The invaluable wisdom of this exchange: TIME is our most precious treasure because it is limited. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time. When we give someone our time, we are giving the most that we can possibly give — a portion of ourself, our life that we will never get back.

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Our #quotes to #motivate & #inspire

@ByGeorgeJournal produces a stream of motivational and inspirational quotes on our Twitter feed to help our followers get through the work day. Here is an example of our regular tweets.


10 quotes to motivate:

  • Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman
  • Many of the things you can count, don’t count. Many of the things you can’t count, really count. – Albert Einstein
  • It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. – e.e. cummings
  • In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow — and that is likely to hurt. – Wei Wu Wei
  • It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry Truman
  • It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. – Henry Ward Beecher
  • The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good. – Ann Landers
  • The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. – Henry David Thoreau
  • If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. – Annie Dillard
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot


10 quotes to inspire:

  • You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not? – George Bernard Shaw
  • A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. – Maya Angelou
  • Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
  • The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. – George Bernard Shaw
  • There is no use trying, said Alice; one can’t believe impossible things. I dare say you haven’t had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Lewis Carroll
  • Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another. – Richard Bach
  • Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. – Jesse Jackson
  • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elizabeth Kubler Ross
  • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The journey is the reward. – Chinese Proverb


10 FAVs from last week from our favourite tweeps:

  • Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. – Walter Elliot
  • The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. – Mike Murdock
  • Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood. – Daniel H. Burnham
  • The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel
  • Strive for perfection in everything you do… Accept nothing as nearly right or good enough. – Sir Frederick Henry Royce
  • To know what is right and not to do it is the worst form of cowardice. – Confucius
  • There are no facts, only interpretations. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • It’s not selfish to love yourself, to take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary. -Terry Alex
  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Pablo Picasso
  • It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection. – Oscar Wilde


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Great Quotes @ByGeorgeJournal

Twitter-LogoOur Twitter feed is amuck with great quotes. Daily, we tweet profound thoughts to motivate and inspire. for example, here are 10 of our recent favourite quotes on @ByGeorgeJournal.

  • “Simplicity is not a simple thing.” – Charles Chaplin
  • “This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.” – Alan Watts
  • “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling
  • “Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them.” – Suzanne Necker
  • “Don’t just stand there, make it happen.” – Lee Iacocca  
  • “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and action.” – Harold S. Geneen
  • “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston
  • “There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.” – Francis Bacon
  • “The excellent becomes the permanent.” – Jane Addams


By George will also re-tweet great quotes. Here are another 10 shared by others that you’ll find as our recent favourite quotes.   

  • “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell
  • “How we think about tomorrow will determine how we live today.” – Billy Cox
  • “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama
  • “Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” – James D. Miles
  • “Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.”-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  • “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller
  • “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James


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Great quotes to inspire and motivate

Twitter-LogoJoin our By George conversation on Twitter and receive daily tweets to inspire and motivate you – like these 25 favourite quotes from the past few weeks. Follow us @ByGeorgeJournal.

  • I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, & grow brave by reflection.- Thomas Paine
  • Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. – Benjamin Franklin
  • If you love life, don’t waste time. Time is what life is made up of. – Bruce Lee
  • Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn
  • There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. – Paul Bryant
  • Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. – Jim Rohn
  • All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. – Samuel Butler
  • The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius
  • If a man does his best, what else is there? -George Patton
  • Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in 2 small jumps. – David Lloyd George
  • We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing. – Bukowski
  • Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa
  • We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without. – Henry David Thoreau
  • If you know the why, you can live any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. – John Ruskin
  • The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Benjamin Disraeli
  • If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. – Fred DeVito
  • To succeed is to accept the world as it is and rise above it. – Michael Korda
  • A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee
  • Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. – Phillips Brooks
  • If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. – John Irving
  • Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out. – Anton Chekhov
  • Wherever you are – be all there. – Jim Elliot

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Here’s something to think about

Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has the following rules.

  1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
  2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
  3. You may only spend it.
  4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.
  5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Game Over” ! It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do? You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right? You would try to spend every cent, and use it all?


So, the remarkable thing about this scenario, is that it exists with each of our lives. Each of us in a winner of this prize – for the prize is TIME.

  1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life,
  2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
  3. What we haven’t lived up that day is forever lost
  4. Yesterday is forever gone.
  5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING.

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about that. Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than we can imagine.


So the question becomes, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds today?


Our Top 3 FB Posts of 2013

Last week, being the first week of the New Year, By George Journal counted down its top 10 Facebook posts of 2013.  (Each weekday we routinely post a morning quote or graphic on Chris’s Facebook Page.)  Out of the hundreds of inspirational and motivational posts in 2013, By George picked the following top three posts. 




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Become who you wish to be through greater self-awareness

The start of each new year often prompts people to reflect on how to become a better person…. With this question in mind, By George is re-posting an article concerning becoming that person you most desire to become.   


inspire51Here is a series of important questions to ask of yourself in quiet moments of contemplation. These questions will help to focus your thoughts around your personal purpose. They will better fuel your soul with the motivation you require to tackle each and every day with vigor and determination. Asked routinely, you will establish a significant process of inspection and reflection that will foster a greater self-awareness.


1.  Consider “your life” question: What is my sentence? Think about a single sentence that will sum up your life – perhaps the lead sentence of your obituary. This sentence captures your purpose, aspirations and most satisfying accomplishment. Settle on that one sentence and then, ask yourself nightly, Am I fulfilling my purpose?


2.  Question your daily actions and thoughts, and consider that with achieving every small goal you improve. Ask the question of yourself every evening:  Was I better today than yesterday?  Set small goals to help you progress – and be realistic that you will not make some remarkable leap to the finish line in just one day. Take incremental steps – make small goals – to move you forward. Every night, review your steps and set goals for the next day.


3.  Do you feel like you need to re-focus? Consider a 360-self review. Have you set realistic goals? Are you meeting targets? Why/why not? What skills and tools do you need to reach your goals? Not happy – do your present actions align with your life question? Be brutally honest in your self-appraisal:  Am I satisfied with my performance?  Write down those actions necessary for you to improve – and repeat this 360-review within 3 months.


It was the philosopher Miletus of Thales who stated some of most powerful, self-motivating words of our human race:  “Know Thyself.”  Important questions (and honest answers) will prove illuminating and most powerful in your personal journey. Q1: Am I fulfilling my purpose? Q2: Was I better today than yesterday? Q3: Am I satisfied with my performance?

20 latest FAV quotes via @ByGeorgeJournal

Twitter-LogoHere are 20 of our latest FAV tweets to #inspire & #motivate:

  • In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
  • Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur
  • No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. – Aristotle
  • We make our own fortunes and call them fate. – Benjamin Disraeli
  • Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa
  • It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis. – Margaret Bonnano
  • One of the rarest things that a man ever does is to do the best he can. – Josh Billings
  • To accomplish great things we must dream as well as act. – Anatole France
  • Time does not change us. It just unfolds us. – Max Frisch
  • Every day you have to test yourself. If you don’t, it’s a wasted day. – Terry Butts
  • It is what we do with what we have, not what we were given, that separates one person from another. – Nelson Mandela
  • We don’t need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity. What we need is to use what we have. – Basil Walsh
  • If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. – John Irving
  • Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius
  • There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he’s absolutely free to choose. – William M. Bulger
  • If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. – Bruce Lee
  • To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. – Henry David Thoreau
  • The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one is watching – Anson Dorrance
  • In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. – Deepak Chopra
  • Always give without remembering & always receive without forgetting. – Brian Tracy


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Insight from the Competitive World of Sports


  • The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. – Tommy Lasorda
  • It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
  • Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden
  • There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. – Derek Jeter
  • The man who wins, is the man who thinks he can. – Vince Lombardi
  • Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan
  • Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi
  • You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. – James J. Corbett
  • In every contest, there comes a moment that separates winning from losing.  The true warrior understands and seizes that moment. – Pat Riley

These motivational quotes appear in By George’s forthcoming publication “1000 FAV Quotes.” This e-book will be released in late November.

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Through this Fall, we are celebrating the lead up to CG&A COMMUNICATIONS’ 20th birthday (that special date is in January).  We are releasing a few e-books on political jokes from the campaign trail, political quotes, new creative writings, as well as the publication of By George Treasury II.  


We are looking forward to the next three months and an active on-line dialogue with our followers. Consider joining the By George conversation.

Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

Entering a week, I always feel good once I have reviewed and recited a few positive sayings. It is our personal reaction to motivational and inspirational quotes that has By George offer daily tweets, providing our followers with a boost through their workday.  Here are By George Journal’s last 20 FAV tweets to set you off in the right direction this week:

  • Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston Churchill
  • The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do. – Jon Holt
  • To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power. – Ayn Rand
  • We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been. – George Eliot
  • Insist on yourself. Never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required. – Winston Churchill
  • Action expresses priorities.  – Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • Action is the real measure of intelligence. – Napoleon Hill
  • Success is a journey of consistent, persistent performance. – Kevan Lillace
  • A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. – Jackie Robinson
  • There is no growth except in the fulfillment of obligations. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. -Edgar Cayce
  • Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent van Gogh
  • Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. – William B. Sprague
  • Why do anything unless it is going to be great? – Peter Block
  • Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell
  • Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance. – Samuel Johnson
  • We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. – G. K. Chesterton
  • You can do more. You can always do more. – Dan Marino
  • The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius

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A Dozen Productivity Tips

  1. Have a single purpose focus.
  2. Ruthlessly block out distractions.
  3. Set a strict time limit on meetings.
  4. Set up productivity rituals.
  5. Get up earlier.
  6. Group your interruptions.
  7. Outsource personal chores.
  8. Set up email rules to maintain sanity.
  9. Capture all creative ideas.
  10. Increase your effectiveness through technology.
  11. Don’t lose it: Read it later.
  12. Learn from others.

This list regarding productivity was compiled by Bruna Martinuzzi, founder of Clarion Enterprises Ltd., and author – and it first appeared in American Express OPEN Forum. Read the full article and annotated list at Daily Good.



Tips on Productivity

We all want to be more productive – to get more out of our day. Here are some tips the busy beavers at By George have drawn up to churn out more.

  • Make “to-do” lists and prioritize the items. Then write down the order you will tackle the list. Try identifying a small list of priority items that you can tackle first.
  • Start your day by focusing on one priority task. Set yourself in the right direction by ignoring your emails and social media – get to your priorities.
  • Create a system for managing those daily things that cramp your productivity – like e-mails or phone chats.
  • Plan a morning, afternoon, and evening time slot for managing all daily routines.
  • Follow the 80/20 rule. 20 percent of what you do each day produces 80 percent of your results. Move those few items that produce the greatest results higher up as priority items on your “to-do” list.
  • Take planned breaks. Go for a walk, grab something to eat, workout, or meditate – give your brain some resting time.

A few more tips:

  • Pick up the phone when it will save time. The digital world has created poor communication habits. Email is a productivity killer and usually a distraction from tasks that actually matter. Instead of crafting yet another response via e-mail, schedule a call.
  • Think twice before setting meetings. If there isn’t an important decision to be made, don’t meet.
  • Manage your stress. When you start to worry, realize it is an indication that you care about something, not a cause for panic. Focus on what you can control. Put out of your mind those things that you can’t.


Check out other By George Journal entries on increasing your productivity:

5-sure-ways to get more out of your day

Challenge Yourself

10 actions that will change the way you look at life

25 FAV tweets from summer of ’13

Each day By George tweets quotes to motivate and inspire. Consider following us on Twitter to gain a source of positive energy. Imagine getting anyone of these tweets (below are the last 25 FAV tweets sent out this summer). You can join us on Twitter by clicking here: @ByGeorgeJournal.

  • Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. – Goethe
  • Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’ – Lao Tzu
  • Some people feel the rain, others just get wet. – Bob Marley
  • Enough is abundance to the wise. – Euripides
  • We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten. – Cesare Pavese
  • Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win. – Bobby Knight
  • Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. – Stephen Covey
  • Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right. – Isaac Asimov
  • What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other? – George Eliot
  • Great opportunities to help others seldom come but small ones surround us every day. – Sally Koch
  • Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Joseph Addison
  • Always give without remembering, and always receive without forgetting. – Brian Tracy
  • The height of your success is determined by the depth of your belief. – Martin C. Jischke
  • The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. – Ernest Hemingway
  • Never confuse movement with action. – Ernest Hemingway
  • There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. – Peter Drucker
  • There’s a way to do it better — find it. – Thomas Edison
  • To accomplish great things we must dream as well as act. – Anatole France
  • As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. – Andrew Carnegie
  • It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein
  • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. – Confucius
  • If a man has done his best, what else is there? – George S. Patton
  • You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump. – Yasmeen Bleeth
  • Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. – Henry Miller
  • What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? – Dr Robert Schuller



25 FAV quotes tweeted @ByGeorgeJournal

Here are our most recent 25 “favourite” quotes that we have tweeted in the past month.  You can receive these bons mots regularly by joining us on Twitter @ByGeorgeJournal. 

  • “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – David Lloyd George
  • “Sometimes the path you’re on is not as important as the direction you’re heading.” – Kevin Smith
  • “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
  • “It doesn’t take great men to do things, but it is doing things that makes men great” – Arnold Glasgow
  • “It’s always too early to quit.” – Norman Peale
  • “Change is… not just something that happens, its something we must provoke.”-Abraham Cruzvillegas
  • “The goal of life is not to possess power but to radiate it.” – Henry Miller
  • “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – Will Durant
  • “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley
  • “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  • “My inspiration is art, because without art, we would just be stuck with reality.” – D.R. Lynch
  • “The purpose of man is to live, not to exist.” – Jack London
  • “Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.” – J. C. Watts
  • “If you want to know how rich you are, just count up all the things you have that money can’t buy.” – Daniel Webster
  • “Your life is magnificent not because someone says it is, but because you choose to see it as such.” – Ralph Marston
  • “I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” – Anne Lamott
  • “Happiness is the sense that one matters.” – Sarah Trimmer
  • “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas Edison
  • “Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul.” – Ralph Waldo Trine
  • “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.” – Marcus Aurelius
  • “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The goal of life is not to possess power but to radiate it.” – Henry Miller
  • “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling


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Reflections to motivate and inspire

A Day in the Life of Man_coverA Day in the Life of Man – Sustenance for the Soul is a moving collection of verse, thoughts and quotes that takes the reader through an average day – from dawn to dusk. Page by page, as one experiences his day, this assortment of thoughts will encourage reflection, reawaken aspirations, and draw energy from within.    


With its release in 2011, Chris George stated, “This book is for everyone who wants to make the most of themselves and of their day. The collection of thought teaches essential lessons of life, it provides support for the trials of the day, and it will offer comfort to a soul that is ever-stretching.”


“We live in a complicated world, with events that often make little sense and push us back into ourselves for answers. At the same time, we are social beings wanting to make connections and share life’s experiences. This book helps to draw lines of rationality, dot to dot, day in and day out.” said George.


A Day in the Life of Man – Sustenance for the Soul is an e-book pdf, available on-line through PayPal, accessed from the E-Bookshelf in the By George Store.

Re-tweets that motivate and inspire

By George has been on Twitter for a while now, and we have a few wonderfully inspiring people who we follow (and who follow us). Everyday we re-tweet some great quotes to motivate and inspire. Here are our 15 of our most recent RTs:

  • Your life is magnificent not because someone says it is, but because you choose to see it as such. – Ralph Marston
  • I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us. – Anne Lamott
  • Happiness is the sense that one matters. – Sarah Trimmer
  • Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul. – Ralph Waldo Trine
  • The goal of life is not to possess power but to radiate it. – Henry Miller
  • What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. – Henry David Thoreau
  • The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example. – Thomas Morell
  • If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison
  • Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. – Wayne Dyer
  • Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin
  • It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. – Epictetus
  • It’s not enough to know your truth, you must live it. – Stephen C. Paul
  • Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. – Seneca
  • Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. – George Eliot
  • There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley


Here are our FAV who always seem to provide that “something special” in the day. We suggest you look these folks up:  

VT – @Undiminished10

Fay Hart – @fayhart101

Petteri Tarkkonen – @ptarkkonen

Britt Michaelian – @BrittMichaelian

Meredith Bell – @MeredithMBell

Mary Allen – @LifeCoachMary


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