Quotes by Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey

American educator, author and businessman

Alive from: 1932-2012

Category: Economists and businessmen | Writers (Contemporary)

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    It's easy to say ''no!'' when there's a deeper ''yes!'' burning inside.
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    Live out of your imagination, not your history.
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    Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
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    Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
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    Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.
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    Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
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    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.
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    To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school. You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don't pay the price day in and day out, you'll never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind.
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    You can't live principals you can't understand.
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    Accountability breeds response-ability.
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    Interdependency follows independence.
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