Thursday, November 24, 2005

Daily Quotes: Michael Josephson

Things I Learned

1. I've learned that no matter how old I am, my life and my character are works in process. And that there will always be a gap between who I am and who I want to be. But that every single day brings opportunities to improve.

2. I've learned that things that give me pleasure don't always produce happiness and that happiness is more enduring and important then pleasure.

3. I've learned that I feel better when I feel worthy and that living a life to be signifcant is more rewarding than living a life to be successful.

4. I've learned that the most signficant thing I can do is help make someone else's life better.

5. I've learned that the surest road to happiness is good relationships. And that striving to be a good person is the surest road to good relationships.

6. I've learned that I can't avoid pain but that I can reduce suffering -- and that it's no what happens to me that matters most, but what happens in me.

7. I've learned that it's easier to talk about integrity that to live it. And that the true test is my willingness to do the right thing even when it costs more than I want to pay.

8. I've learned that I tend to judge myself by my good intentions but that I will be judged by what I do -- especially my last worst acts. And that I've learned that using all I've learned to be all that I want to be is a lot easier said than done.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Daily Quotes - George Washington

Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Daily Quotes: Andrew Carnegie

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Daily Quotes: Woodrow Wilson

The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot surive materially unless it be redeemed spirtually.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Daily Quotes: anonymous

Character is doing what's right when no one is looking.