Stephen R. Covey Quotes

66 Stephen R. Covey quotes:

"Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education"
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Love - THE FEELING - is a fruit of love, the verb."
"As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole--the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration. We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes Limitation Quotes
"Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Feelings Quotes
"Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly."
"Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We cansubordinate feelings to values."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do."
"Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise"
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"Interdependency follows independence."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Dependence Quotes Independence Quotes
"In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day."
"The character ethic, which I believe to be the foundation of success, teaches that there are basic principles of effective living, and that people can only experience true success and enduring happiness as they learn and integrate these principles into their basic character."
"You can’t talk your way out of what you’ve behaved yourself into."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Circumstance Quotes
"Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Security Quotes Identity Quotes
"Once you have a clear picture of your priorities that is values, goals, and highleverage activities organize around them."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Goals Quotes
"To judge individuals before understanding them is a form of human rejection andfeeds upon itself."
"I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a transformer in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader."
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"It doesn't matter where you're coming from? all that matters is where you aregoing. You can't talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into."

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