“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 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 …
THOSE WE LOVE THE BEST “There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west – The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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. 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 …
Okay, maybe today sucks. It’s unfair and it’s wrong. But things will get better. No storm lasts forever. So you need to be strong.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Helen Keller SaveSave
Watch your THOUGHTS, for they become words. Watch your WORDS, for they become actions. Watch your ACTIONS, for they become habits. Watch your HABITS, for they become character. Watch your CHARACTER, for it becomes your DESTINY. SaveSave
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
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
If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to learn, things to do and people who can enrich your life. — Michael Josephson
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
Just because you miss someone doesn’t mean you should be with them. Don’t let your feelings cause you to forget the facts. – Michael Josephson
When I was young, I idolized my father, judging him for his virtues. For most of the rest of my life, I criticized him, judging him for his faults. I always loved him, but I didn’t always appreciate him. I was so aware of his imperfections (surely, no worse than my own) that I greatly undervalued his good qualities and …
Forgiveness is not what we do for others; it’s what we do for ourselves so we can get well and move on.
Character is the moral strength to do the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay. –Michael Josephson