Don't let others define you. Don't let the past confine you. Take charge of your life with confidence and determination and there are no limits on what you can do or be.

โ€” Michael Josephson

The most devotion Michael Josephson quotes that will transform you to a better person

To the barefoot man, happiness is a pair of shoes.

To the man with old shoes, it's a pair of new shoes. To the man with new shoes, it's stylish shoes. And of course, the fellow with no feet would be happy to be barefoot. Measure your life by what you have not by what you don't.


Take pride in how far you've come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don't forget to enjoy the journey.


Pretty isn't beauty. Pretty is how you look; Beauty is who you are. Pretty is in the face and body; Beauty is in the heart, mind and soul. Pretty fades; Beauty grows.


Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges;

whether we seize them or not, the New year will bring new opportunities.


The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.


Ordinary people, even weak people, can do extraordinary things through temporary courage generated by a situation. But the person of character does not need the situation to generate his courage. It is a part of his being and a standard approach to all life's challenges.


When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don't take it personally.

It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.


Success in anything important rarely comes without the Five Horsemen of Success: planning, effort, positivity, perseverance and resilience.


The surest way to escape anxiety and defeat despair is action. Do, don't dwell.


Yes and no are very powerful words. Mean them when you say them. Respect them when you hear them.


The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it. Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing. People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful.


I am not and never will be perfect. I am not always as honest, respectful, responsible, fair or as kind as I should be. All I can do is what I should do: strive every day, with every decision to be the best person I can be. I donโ€™t expect to be perfect but I know I can be better.


About Michael Josephson

Quotes 153 sayings
Birthday October 16

Personal integrity is important, not because it gets us what we want, but because it helps us be what we want.


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 do and people who can enrich your life.


Character is not only doing the right thing when no one is looking, it's doing the right thing when everyone is looking. It's being willing to do the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay.


A person of character seeks true happiness in living a life of purpose and meaning, placing a higher value on significance than success.


Character is made up of core moral principles called the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and citizenship. Each of these virtues are independently important but together they provide the foundation for a worthy life.


We judge our own character by our best intentions and most noble acts, but we will be judged by our last worst act.


Being a father is the most important role I will ever play and if I don't do this well, no other thing I do really matters.


The choices you make in your life will make your life. Choose wisely.


What a person says and does in ordinary moments when when no one is looking reveals more about true character than grand actions taken while in the spotlight. Our true character is revealed by normal, consistent, everyday attitudes and behavior, not by self-conscious words or deeds or rare acts of moral courage.


You can't escape moral judgment through a legal loop hole.


Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.


Don't ask whether it is going to be easy. Ask whether it is worth it.


A good coach improves your game. A great coach improves your life.


Character is the moral strength to do the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay.


An ounce of action is worth a ton of good intentions.


Leadership is not a matter of authority, it is a matter of influence.

A true leader teaches others to understand more, motivates them to be more and inspires them to become more.


There's no such thing as business ethics;

there's just ethics. And ethics makes no concessions for the real or imagined necessities of making a profit.


If you are the boss it's wise to remember that there are lots of things you don't know and lots of people who hope you won't find out.


Gratitude should be felt and experienced sincerely, expressed generously and received graciously.


Discipline yourself to start each day identifying something to be grateful about. The world opens to those who approach it with a grateful heart.


Failure is much easier to handle if you just think of it as feedback to guide your next effort.


No word makes me happier than the word "daddy" when it's directed to me.


No one is born with good character; it's not a hereditary trait. And it isn't determined by a single noble act. Character is established by conscientious adherence to moral values, not by lofty rhetoric or good intentions.


No leader or organization can achieve breakout growth until it treats, "we've always done it this way" as an opportunity to think anew rather than as a reason to stop thinking. Keep in mind, tradition should be a guide, not a jailer.


The only force that can sustain true and consistent courage is some form of spiritual belief that values like honor, duty, loyalty and integrity above the status, power, money and even security.


Ethics is not for wimps. It's not easy being a good person. That's why it's such a lofty goal and an admirable achievement


What will matter is not your competence, but your character.

What will matter is not how many people you knew but how many will feel a lasting loss when you are gone. What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by who and for what?


It's easier to make a good person better than to make a bad person good.


It isn't the absence of conscience or values that prevents us from being all we should be, it is simply the lack of moral courage.


Values are good things only if they are good values.


Good character is more important than wealth, good looks, popularity and even education. These things do not guarantee happiness and often they become obstacles to developing good character.


One key to success is demanding more than adequacy, never settling for good enough and always doing a little bit more.


Ethics doesn't require us to ignore our self-interests or demand a life of self-sacrifice. It requires that we know the difference between what we want and what we should do


Character is both formed and revealed by how one deals with everyday situations as well as extraordinary pressures and temptations. Like a well-made tower, character is built stone by stone, decision by decision.


It's actually easier to truly become a person of good character than to persuade others we are what we are not.


Be thankful for quality competitors who push you to your limit.


Neither heredity nor environment determine character.

But whether we give in to or overcome the negative messages we are exposed to as we wend our way through life is often determined by whether our parents, teachers, mentors and friends exposed us to good examples and morally inspiring ideas.