Stephen R. Covey Quotes


66 Stephen R. Covey quotes:



"While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile"
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"The ability to manage well doesn't make much difference if you're not even in the right jungle."
"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually"
"People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value."
"Accountability breeds response-ability."
"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."
"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: American Businessman Quotes Efficiency Quotes
"Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change."
"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."
"Live out of your imagination, not your history."
"There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles."
"A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships."
"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."
"Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character."
"We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice."
"Public behavior is merely private character writ large."
"It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field."
"We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey."
"We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals."



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