Stephen R. Covey Quotes

Stephen R. Covey Quotes

The PC principle is to always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.

They [Nazi captors]had more liberty, more options to choose from in their environment; but he [Viktor Frankl] had more freedom, more internal power to exercise his options.

Perhaps a sense of possessing needs to come before a sense of genuine sharing. Many people who give mechanically or refuse to give and share in their marriages and families may never have experience what it means to possess themselves, their own sense of identity and self-worth.

Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.

Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).

Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

...people have character strength but they lack communication skills, and that undoubtedly affects the quality of relationships as well.

There's no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature.

We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

My friend, love is a verb. Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb. So love her. Serve her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her. Are you willing to do that?

The core of any family is what is changeless, what is going to be there──shared vision and values.

Between stimulus, or what happens to us or has ever happened to us, and our response, lies our power and freedom to choose. In those choices lie our growth and happiness.

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them.

Courage isn't absenct of fear, it is the awareness that something else is important

You can't change the fruit without changing the root.

We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or, as we are conditioned to see it. When we open our mouths to describe what we see, we in effect describe ourselves, our perceptions, our paradigms.

I believe that there are parts to human nature that cannot be reached by either legislation or education, but require the power of God to deal with.

Is it logical that two people can disagree and that both can be right? It's not logical: it's psychological. And it's very real. learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.

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