Make your character your masterpiece. All men and women are entrusted with the task of creating their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece. – Pope John Paul II
The choices we make shape our character and our character determines our choices. That’s why our character is perpetual work in progress. – Michael Josephson
Whenever you are to do a thing, ask yourself how you would act if all the world were looking at you, and act accordingly. – Thomas Jefferson
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you now have was once among things you only hoped for. – Epicurus GRATITUDE – All you really need for happiness
Be honest, keep your promises, and meet your responsibilities, even when it costs more than you want to pay. – Michael Josephson
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes — not that you won or lost — but that you played the game! Grantland Rice
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Develop self-discipline. Self-discipline is the power to say no to yourself, to give something up now so you will get something you want even more in future.
Failing is the opportunity to begin again wisely.
You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, And smarter than you think. – A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
“Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.” – Clarence W. Hall Read more of the best Easter quotes ever here: http://whatwillmatter.com/2017/04/best-ever-easter-quotes/
“Passover and Easter are the Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.” – Marvin Olasky
“Praise and worship is prayer. It is intimate; it is intercessory; and it is powerful.” – Darlene Zschech
Faith cannot always move mountains, but how do you think the mountain got there? – Michael Josephson
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 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 will bring your soul to heaven, But a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul. – Dwight L. Moody
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 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
I complained that I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.
There came a time when risk to remain tight in the bud….. was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin
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
Not everything that’s good is good for you. Think about the future – make good choices.
Don’t believe everything you think. Beware of self-righteousness. Wisdom requires courage and humility to receive and consider new facts, opinions
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
Maturity is the ability to stick with a job until it’s finished; to do a job without being supervised; to carry money without spending it. – Ann Landers
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 …
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 …
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: …
It’s amazing how much joy and wisdom you can get out of a Good Book.” – Michael Josephson