Michael Josephson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old michael josephson quotes, michael josephson sayings, and michael josephson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


People who fight fire with fire end up with only the ashes of their own integrity.     

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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.     

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Ethics is not a description of what people do; it's a prescription for what we all should do.     

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Ethics is not about the way things are, it's about the way they ought to be.     

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Character is ethics in action.     

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

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A caring heart that listens is often more valued than an intelligent mind that talks.     

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

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

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

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Experimenting with drugs is like target practice where your head is the bull.     

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

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

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Good intentions are simply not enough. Our character is defined and our lives are determined not by what we want, say or think, but by what we do.     

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You are the captain of your own ship; don't let anyone else take the wheel.     

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

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

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When you compete with someone as good or better than you, you may not always win, but you never lose.     

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

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Everything you do sends a message about who you are and what you value.     

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The key to success is effort. The bigger the goal, the greater the effort.      

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Gratefulness is a payment everyone can afford.     

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The way we treat people we think can’t help or hurt us—like housekeepers, waiters, and secretaries—tells more about our character than how we treat people we think are important. How we behave when we think no one is looking or when we don’t think we will get caught more accurately portrays our character than what we say or do in service of our reputations.     

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What a person says and does in ordinary moments 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.     

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