Friday Filosophy #2016-18

This week ends with Mother’s Day so we will celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, wives and children who are mothers just a couple of days early in this Friday Filosphy #2016-18.


God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

Rudyard Kipling


All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Abraham Lincoln


Mother is the name for god in the lips and hearts of little children.

William Makepeace Thackeray


It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?

Mahatma Gandhi


Motherhood. All love begins and ends there.

Robert Browning


A mother’s arm are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

Victor Hugo


The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Theodore Hesburgh


Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.



The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Honore de Balzac


When your mother asks, “do you want a piece of advice?” it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.

Erma Bombeck


The time is now.

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.

Words of Wisdom 2015-1

Over the years, I have used various expressions to make a point or get the attention of a group.  I have taken to calling these words of wisdom “Sleeisms.”  Here is a short list of them.  Enjoy.


  1. Always assume the other person is twice as smart as you are and work twice as hard to prove otherwise
  2. Be happy in your work or work and be happy because you have no choice……… you have to work.
  3. Never forget
    1. People want to do a good job…..
    2. People can always do more than they think they can…..
    3. People are fundamentally lazy….
  4. What you do when no one is looking? That is morality…..that is ethics…. That is character.
  5. What’s it’s all about.
    1. We must all feel some sense of value, we are here for a reason.
    2. We all must leave a mark.
    3. That requires us to be able to measure our own progress or accomplishment each day
    4. We must feel relevant, important no matter in what manner.
  6. We must always remember Rudyard Kipling
    1. If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…you’ll be a man my son
  7. It is always too early to start losing and NEVER too early to start winning
  8. It is hard to soar with the eagles if you stay up with the turkeys at night
  9. Man is like the turtle… have to stick your neck out in order to get ahead
  10. Nine men impregnating the same woman cannot deliver a baby in one month or to quote Warren Buffet “you can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
  11. Give More Stress… than you receive
  12. Depression is nothing more than anger turned inward
  13. The basics of teaching and learning
    1. Ignorance is not knowing what to do.
    2. Stupidity is knowing what to do and not doing it.
    3. Insanity is continuing to do what you have always done expecting different results.
  14. Before you can be of any value to anyone else…you have to be of value to yourself.
  15. Life is simple – it is people that screw it up.


The time is now…