67 Stephen Covey Quotes

Born: October 24, 1932
Stephen Covey
A collection of Stephen Covey quotes to motivate and encourage you. Stephen Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has motivated millions world wide. He is an American author, motivational speaker, and educator.


  1. Live out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen Covey
    Quote of The Day



  2. The key to life is not accumulation. It’s contribution. Stephen Covey
    Inspirational Quotes



  3. What you do has far greater impact than what you say. Stephen Covey
    Graduation



  4. There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles. Stephen Covey
  5. There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles. Stephen Covey
    Quotes about Change



  6. Start small, make a promise and keep it. Then, make larger promises and keep them. Stephen Covey
    Words of Encouragement



  7. You can buy a person's hands but you can't buy his heart. Stephen Covey
    Inspirational Sayings



  8. Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it- immediately. Stephen Covey
    Mistake



  9. ... a family mission statement gives your family a future focus, a sense of hope, a sense of deep meaningful purpose. Stephen Covey
    Family



  10. My experience tells me that people instinctively trust those whose personality is founded upon correct principles. Stephen Covey
    Trust



  11. Primary greatness is on the inside. It's about character. Stephen Covey
    Character



  12. How you treat the one reveals how you regard the many, because everyone is ultimately a one. Stephen Covey
    Mindset



  13. Little kindness and courtesies are so important. Stephen Covey
    Kindness



  14. A humble person is more concerned about what is right than about being right ... Stephen Covey
    Motivational Poems



  15. Happen to things, don't let things happen to you. Stephen Covey
    Funny



  16. Each of us guards a gate of change that can be opened only from the inside. Stephen Covey
    Motivational



  17. We GET results based on what we DO, and what we DO depends on how we SEE the world around us. Stephen Covey
    Attitude



  18. Empathy takes time, and efficiency is for things, not people. Stephen Covey
    Compassion



  19. The roots of the problems we face in the world, in our national life, and in our family and personal lives are spiritual. Stephen Covey
    Spiritual



  20. Synergy is not only the answer to human conflict; it is also the principle that underlies the creation of every truly new thing in the world. Stephen Covey
    Team



  21. In relationships, the little things are the big things. Stephen Covey
  22. In relationships, the little things are the big things. Stephen Covey
    Relationship



  23. Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems. Stephen Covey
    Opportunity



  24. Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It's the mighty result when two or more respectful human beings determine together to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge. Stephen Covey
    Teamwork



  25. You and I together are far greater than we are alone. Stephen Covey
    Motivational



  26. The greatest thing you can do for your children is love your spouse. Stephen Covey
    Children



  27. Synergy is the very essence of the family. Every family member contributes a different flavor to the mix. Stephen Covey
    Family



  28. The wonderful thing is that vision is greater than baggage. Stephen Covey
    Vision



  29. Being influenceable is the key to influencing others. Stephen Covey
    Influence



  30. Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment. Stephen Covey
    Patience



  31. Most arguments are not really disagreements but are rather little ego battles and misunderstandings. Stephen Covey
    Cool



  32. To the degree people recognize and live in harmony with such basic principles as fairness, equity, justice, integrity, honesty, and trust, they move toward either survival and stability on the one hand or disintegration and destruction on the other. Stephen Covey
    Peace



  33. Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them. Stephen Covey
    Goals



  34. To value oneself and, at the same time, subordinate oneself to higher purposes and principles is the paradoxical essence of highest humanity and the foundation of effective leadership. Stephen Covey
    Leadership



  35. Link yourself to your potential, not to your past. Stephen Covey
    Potential



  36. We may be very busy, we may be very 'efficient', but we will also be truly 'effective' only when we begin with the end in mind. Stephen Covey
    Focus



  37. I think the most significant work we'll do in our whole life, in our whole world is done within the four walls of our home. Stephen Covey
    Work



  38. Seek to understand before you seek to be understood. Stephen Covey
    Meaningful



  39. To think we're in control is an illusion. It puts us in the position of trying to manage consequences. Stephen Covey
    Motivational Quotes about Life



  40. It's become a status symbol in our society - if we're busy, we're important; if we're not busy, we're almost embarrassed to admit it. Stephen Covey
    Funny Quotes about Life



  41. Time management is essentially a set of competencies. The idea is that if you can develop certain competencies, you'll be able to create quality-of-life results. Stephen Covey
    Time



  42. It is possible to be busy-very busy-without being very effective. Stephen Covey
    Accomplishment



  43. Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. Stephen Covey
    Top Ten Quotes on Time



  44. We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions. Stephen Covey
    Action



  45. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or, as we are conditioned to see it. Stephen Covey
    Poems about Life



  46. The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. Stephen Covey
    Learning



  47. Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile. While we do control our choice of action, we cannot control the consequences of our choices. Stephen Covey
    Choices



  48. Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply. Stephen Covey
  49. Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply. Stephen Covey
    Listening



  50. If you want small changes in your life, work on your attitude. But if you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm. Stephen Covey
    Life



  51. Unless you're continually improving your skills, you're quickly becoming irrelevant. Stephen Covey
    Personal Development



  52. More than an evolution, we need a revolution. We need to move beyond time management to life leadership - to a fourth generation based on paradigms that will create quality-of-life results. Stephen Covey
    Encouraging



  53. If two people have the same opinion, one is unnecessary. Stephen Covey
    Funny Quotes about Life



  54. The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen Covey
    Encouraging Poems



  55. The quality of our thoughts determine our actions and our actions develop our habit. Our habit create our character and our character forges our destiny. Stephen Covey
    Destiny



  56. Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect. Stephen Covey
    Respect



  57. A disciplined person follows values stemming from their source -- the self. Stephen Covey
    Discipline



  58. If you wish to communicate effectively and to influence others, you would need to understand them first. And understanding can only come from listening. Stephen Covey
    Communication



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



  60. Don't get buried in the thick of thin things. Stephen Covey
    Funny Poems



  61. If you put good people in bad systems you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow. Stephen Covey
    Growth



  62. We develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and obstacles. Stephen Covey
    Overcoming



  63. Setbacks are inevitable; misery is a choice. Stephen Covey
  64. Setbacks are inevitable; misery is a choice. Stephen Covey
    Best Motivational Quotes



  65. By behaving in ways that build trust with one, you build trust with many. Stephen Covey
    Quotes to Live By



  66. In the Industrial Age, leadership was a position. In the Knowledge Age, leadership is a choice. Stephen Covey
    Decision



  67. Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education. Stephen Covey
    Top Ten Quotes



  68. When you make a commitment to yourself, do so with the clear understanding that you're pledging your integrity. Stephen Covey
    Integrity



  69. The more involved you are, the more significant your learning will be. Stephen Covey
    Positive



  70. The great apparent dichotomy is that the more we give, the more we get. Stephen Covey
    Giving



  71. Your commitment to achieving what matters most will become the foundation for tremendous accomplishments and contributions. You will become the change you seek to make. Stephen Covey
    Commitment



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