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Intelligent Quotes For Your Life – Sir John A. Macdonald

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Sir John A. Macdonald (1867 – 1873)

 

Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada’s first Prime Minister. A leader who’s political career spanned most of his lifetime. Serving 19 years as Prime Minister he achieved great accomplishments such as formulating a strong national government and building the Canadian Pacific Railway. Macdonald was a charming and clever character who lead his country with a sense of community. Here are 12 intelligent quotes we enjoy from Sir John A. Macdonald.

 

“Politics is a game requiring great coolness and an utter abnegation of prejudice and personal feeling.”

 

“There were, unfortunately, no great principles on which parties were divided – politics became a mere struggle for office.”

 

“Anybody may support me when I am right. What I want is someone that will support me when I am wrong.”

 

“There may be obstructions, local differences may intervene, but it matters not — the wheel is now revolving, and we are only the fly on the wheel, we cannot delay it. The union of the colonies of British America under one sovereign is a fixed fact.”

 

“I don’t care for office for the sake of money, but for the sake of power, and for the sake of carrying out my own views of what is best for the country.”

 

“When fortune empties her chamber pot on your head, smile and say, ‘We are going to have a summer shower.’”

 

“If you would know the depth of meanness of human nature, you have got to be a Prime Minister running a general election.”

 

Macdonald was well known for his wit and also for his love of drink. He is known to have been drunk for many of his debates in Parliament. Here is a story from an election debate in which Macdonald was so drunk he began vomiting while on stage. [His opponent quickly pointed this out.]  The opposing candidate said: “Is this the man you want running your country? A drunk!” Collecting himself, Macdonald replied “I get sick … not because of drink [but because] I am forced to listen to the ranting of my honourable opponent.”

 

“My sins of omission and commission I do not deny; but I trust that it may be said of me in the ultimate issue, ‘Much is forgiven because he loved much,’ for I have loved my country with a passionate love.”

 

“If I had influence over the minds of the people of Canada, any power over their intellect, I would leave them this legacy: ‘Whatever you do, adhere to the Union. We are a great country, and shall become one of the greatest in the universe if we preserve it; we shall sink into insignificance and adversity if we suffer it to be broken.’”

 

“Let us be English or let us be French… but above all let us be Canadians.”

 

“A public man should have no resentments.”

 

“Elections are a lot like horse races, in that you know a lot more about them the next day.”

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15 Extraordinary Quotes From A Man Who Changed The World

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Benjamin Franklin

 

A founding father of America, you’d be hard-pressed to find something amazing that Benjamin Franklin didn’t do in his lifetime. Here’s 15 of his extraordinary quotes to live by:

 

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

 

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

 

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”

 

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

 

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

 

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to product happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”

 

“With continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”

 

“Well done is better than well said.”

 

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”

 

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

 

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

 

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”

 

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”

 

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”

 

“The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

 

 

A small peek into Franklins mind, here are 13 virtues of character he followed, listed from his autobiography:

 

  1. Temperance Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
  2. Silence Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  3. Order Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  4. Resolution Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  5. Frugality Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
  6. Industry Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  7. Sincerity Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
  8. Justice Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  9. Moderation Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  10. Cleanliness Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.
  11. Tranquility Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  12. Chastity Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
  13. Humility Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

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15 Inspirational Quotes From A True Genius – Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a physicist and philosopher best known for his famous formula E = mc2. He was a genius by any standard and he definitely helped shape the way we look at things in the world. Here are some of our favourite inspirational quotes from the genius himself to fire you up for the week:

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

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18 Productivity Hacks To Use Everyday #entrepreneurlife

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Set Goals Constantly: 

If your mind is in a million places all the time goal setting is key. Making notes of key items and goals to achieve whether it’s today or in 6 months gives you a clear path to your vision. Practice writing a few goals for each day, it’s good practice and feels awesome to cross the items off. 

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Movember

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Nerds take on Movember!

It’s that time of year everyone. Boys become men, parading around with burly beards and handlebar moustaches for a month while their ladies find a dark cave to disappear into. Jokes aside, Movember is an amazing cause that raises funds for some of men’s biggest health concerns. This doesn’t just include prostate and testicular cancer it also focuses on mental health and suicide prevention.   (more…)

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6 Inspiring Stories That Go From Startup to Millionaire Status

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You know them, they’re the most successful, wealthy and well-known names in the biz, but just how did they get there? In this post, we will look at 5 Brilliant Business CEO’s that went from startup to major success and talk about just how they made it to the top of their game!

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12 Quotes From The Brightest Minds To Keep You Moving Forward

Are you struggling to stay on track with your goals? Business? Life in general? You’re not alone! We all struggle with this from time-to-time, that’s why we decided to put together some of our favourite and most motivational quotes to keep you (and us!) on track!

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