Friday Filosophy #2015-7

I want to focus on the famous author Rudyard Kipling for this week’s Friday Filosophy. This is but a short selection of his works.


I always prefer to believe the best in everybody. It saves so much trouble.


We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.


Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.


If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son. (This is my own personal favorite.)


Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.


Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.


If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.


An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.


The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it takes a very clever woman to manage a fool.


All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.


A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.


Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.


A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.


He travels the fastest who travels alone.



The time is now.