Friday Filosophy #2016-27

Many of you know that I often say that I don’t really believe one person can motivate another person. BUT. I do believe that any person can demotivate any other person. I really resent when on person demotivates another person. We need to respect each other and have respect for the dignity of work. Do you best at whatever it is that you do. Our elder in our church when I was growing up took an interest in me. He said to me “Be happy in your work OR work and be happy. You don’t have a choice – the HAVE to work.” It was and continues to be great advice.

 Here are some quotes on motivation to give you a lift in this Friday Filosophy #2016-27.


Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until you good is better and your better is best.

St Jerome.


It always seems impossible until it is done.

Nelson Mandela


A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

PLEASE REMEMBER: No one has to lose for you to win.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.



Never forget:

Good is the enemy of doing things better.

Better is the enemy of what is possible.

Never settle for what is – strive for what is possible.


The time is now.

Friday Filosophy #2016-19

Today, in Friday Filosophy #2016-19, I would like to explore excellence. Performance Excellence is the title of our second level of management training for parts and service management in the capital goods industry,


Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

St. Jerome


I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.

Robert H. Schuller


In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

Nikos Kazantzakis


Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles H. Swindoll


Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino


What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

Ralph Marston


You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.



A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand


The time is now.

Friday Filosophy #2015-36

For our late Friday Filosophy #2015-36 we present some serious comments about life from some pretty incredible people. Enjoy!


Life is not about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself. 

George Bernard Shaw


Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated. 



Very little is needed to make a happy life, it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. 

Marcus Aurelius


Do not dwell on the past, do not dream about the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. 



In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. 

Abraham Lincoln


The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. 

Bertrand Russell


I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. 

Arthur Rubenstein


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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.