Friday Filosophy #2016-25

What a week! Starting last Sunday with Father’s Day. That followed our comments on the status quo and disruption. And we were given a gift on Thursday with Brexit. Not a gift in the manner in which you are thinking, but in the manner of following the thoughts on status quo and disruption. I believe that we constantly need to be challenging the status quo which brings me to the topic of Friday Filosophy #2016-25: dreams.

 Some quotes on dreams.


Reality is wrong. Dreams are real.

Tupac Shakur


Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

Leonardo Da Vinci


You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.

Billy Wilder


Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

Jean-Paul Sartre


A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Colin Powell


Every dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman


All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney


My thoughts go out to the citizens of the United Kingdom who have retaken control of their own destiny. Best wishes and lots of luck.


The time is now.

Friday Filosophy #2016-21

This weekend is a special one: Memorial Day. This is the day to remember all of the men and women who have died in the service of our country. They gave everything to allow us to enjoy our freedom. I am an immigrant to this country. I am thankful to be a citizen of this country.  For this Friday Filosophy #2016-21, I want to focus on this idea of country.


May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.

Zebulon Pike


Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

George Washington


On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag.

Alexander Henry


Who sows virtue reaps honor.

Leonardo da Vinci


I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

Nathan Hale


Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain


In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King Jr.


Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.

Clint Eastwood


I am not concerned with your liking or disliking me…all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.

Jackie Robinson


The time is now.

Friday Filosophy #2016-5

For our Friday Filosophy #2016-5, I am sharing an array of quotes with you on different aspects.  Most of these I’ve discovered through reading Investor’s Business Daily.


On Opportunity: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Wayne Gretzky


On Possibilities: No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.

Winston Churchill

There is a terrific new game on the iPhone app library. Churchill’s Solitaire and app created by Donald Rumsfeld. Try it – it is terrific.


On Passion: That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.

Willa Cather


On Character: The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.

Zig Ziglar


On Presence: Nothing strengths authority so much as silence.

Leonardo da Vinci



The time is now.

Friday Filosophy #2015-28

Friday Filosophy is back with #2015-28.  I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break.


The children are all back at school and the beginning of the second working half of the calendar begins.


Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.

Bill Bradley


People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie


Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau


Obstacles cannot crush me, every obstacle yields to stern resolve.

Leonardo da Vinci


Let’s all get back to work.

The time is now.