The Quality of Faith

The quality of our faith is not measured by our claims of devotion or even the frequency or intensity of our prayers. We prove our faith by the way we live our lives.

Faith & Power

Faith is not just a source of our power. It’s a grateful acceptance of God’s power. Faith is how we prove our devotion to God. – Michael Josephson

A Little Faith

A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, But a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul. – Dwight L. Moody

Falling Isn’t Failing

Imagine how many times he fell before he mastered this move. Falling isn’t failing unless it makes you quit. Never let mistakes or missteps discourage you; no new skill can be learned or accomplishment achieved without them.

Bee Grateful

Bee Grateful Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better. – Brain Tracy

Leaving Things Undone

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there’s the noble art of LEAVING THINGS UNDONE. The wisdom of life consists in the ELIMINATION OF NON-ESSENTIALS. – Lin Yutang

Be cautious but not timid

Be cautious but not timid; believe you will succeed, but don’t be afraid of failing. Remember, every meaningful achievement is built on the foundation stones of false starts and failures. –Michael Josephson

COMMENTARY: Too Poor to Give

When Teresa, a widow with four young children, saw a notice that members of her church would gather to deliver presents and food to a needy family, she took $10 out of her savings jar and bought the ingredients to make three dozen cookies. She got to the church parking lot just in time to join a convoy going to …

Pursue Excellence

Demand excellence from yourself! It’s your responsibility. “If you don’t do it excellently, don’t do it at all. Because if it’s no excellent, it won’t be profitable or fun. And if you’re not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?” – Robert Townsend

Independence Day and Courage

We celebrate this year’s Fourth of July holiday at a time when millions of people in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen are at various stages of their own struggle to replace dictators with some form of democracy. It’s a good reminder that the fight for liberty has always required courage. In our own case, 56 men we now …

COMMENTARY 984.5: Do I Have to Tell Everything?

Should a job applicant properly withhold information about a criminal record or termination from a previous job? Should a woman starting a new relationship say nothing about a previous marriage or abortion? These are problems of candor: When does an ethical person have a duty to reveal negative information about his or her past? First, let’s reinforce a basic premise: …

Sharing Happiness

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreased by being shared.” – Buddha Read more on happiness here!

People of character …

People of character do the right thing even if no one is looking. People of character do the right thing even if it costs more than they want to pay. People of character do the right thing even if no one else does, not because they think it will change the world, but because they refuse to be changed by …

Do The Right Thing

People of character do the right thing even if no one else does, not because they think it will change the world but because they refuse to be changed by the world. – Michael Josephson

Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life

  “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of your past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for …

CHARACTER: You Can Always Get Better

Everyone is ethical in their own eyes. Beware of self delusion when assessing your own character or the ethics of your organization. It’s a dangerous form of hubris to be certain that “I would never do that”  or “It can’t happen here.” It’s easier to make a good organization better than a bad organization good.   – Michael Josephson

The Soul of a Child

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. Emma Goldman

You Must Live Well

It is not enough to exist, you must LIVE. It is not enough to survive, you must THRIVE. It is not enough to care, you must COMMIT. It is not enough to seek success, you must seek SIGNIFICANCE. It is not enough to live long, you must LIVE WELL. — Michael Josephson