Friday Filosophy #2016-10

Today in our Friday Filosophy #2016-10, I want to focus on expertise. One of the attributes that I believe is important to follow is “Jack of all trades, Master of none.” You obtain expertise by spending time acquiring the skills and the experience. However, it is important to be a broad based individual with knowledge spanning a lot of disciplines if possible.


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.

Niels Bohr


An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.

Nicholas Butler


We are all experts in our own little niches.

Alex Trebek


A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years.

Muhammad Ali


All great achievements require time.

Maya Angelou


Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

William Wallace.


A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

Charles Darwin


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson.


The time is now.

Friday Filosophy #2016-8

Pride is a double edged sword. One side is good and the other, well, not so good. Here are some provocative thoughts on pride for Friday Filosophy #2016-8.  Since our focus is on learning, remember that pride can be the enemy of attaining knowledge.  On the other hand, pride in our work can push us to achieve more.


A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

Henry Ward Beecher


Concept is God’s gift to little men.

Bruce Barton


Some of the proudest and most arrogant people I have known were morons and paupers, while some of the most wonderful and humble were wealthy.

Howard Callahan


A great business success was probably never attained by chasing the dollar but is due to pride in one’s work – the pride that makes business an art.

Henry L Doherty


Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.

Benjamin Franklin


Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve.

Alexander Pope.


My pride fell with my fortunes.

William Shakespeare


If a proud man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is that he keeps his at the same time.

Jonathon Swift


A man given to pride is usually proud of the wrong thing.

Henry Ford


The time is now.

Friday Filosophy #2015-26

Although we are running a week behind, we are beginning to catch up.  Our Friday Filosophy #2015-26 focuses upon education.


Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

George Washington Carver


Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela


The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.



It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.



The only person who is educated is the one who has learning how to learn and change.

Carl Rogers


My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

Maya Angelou


The purpose of education is replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes.


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats.


The time is now.

Friday Filosophy #2015-14

Today, Good Friday, I would like to provide you with quotations on knowledge, may all of you have a truly wonderful day and week. Please take a moment to reflect on knowledge with this Friday Filosophy #2015-14.

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

Benjamin Franklin

Real knowledge is to know the extent of your ignorance.


To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.


Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.

Peter Drucker

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Marilyn vos Savant

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.


All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.

Immanual Kant

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.

Terry Pratchett

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.

Peter Drucker

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.


The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Albert Einstein.

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Bertrand Russell

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society in every family.

Kofi Annan

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.


The time is now.