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Stephen Covey Quotes and Sayings
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The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

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Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

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Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Effective leadership is putting first things first.
Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
- Stephen Covey


 

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.
- Stephen Covey

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.
- Stephen Covey

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;
leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
- Stephen Covey

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

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.
- Stephen Covey

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far
more eloquently than anything we say or do.
- Stephen Covey

Our character is basically a composite of our habits.
Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns,
they constantly, daily, express our character.
- Stephen Covey

We are not animals.
We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past.
We have the power of choice.
- Stephen Covey

Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
- Stephen Covey

There are three constants in life...
change, choice and principles.
- Stephen Covey

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.
- Stephen Covey

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need,
and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
- Harvey S. Firestone

I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through
everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting.
Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
- Carre Otis

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

The main prank that we play with props is for people's birthdays.
The special effects people will put a little explosive
in the cake so it blows up in their face -
that's always fun to play on a guest star,
or one of the trainees or someone who's new.
- Catherine Bell

The essence of all religions is One.
Surrender is the main duty of everyone.
Surrender means the feeling of oneness,
I and God are One. Why?
The reason is that the One
who is present in you is present in me.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

My main point is to entertain in a way that is unique
and different from what anybody else id doing;
to apply my voice in a way that nobody else in the
industry is applying theirs.
- Rob Walton

Starbucks is my main fix and it's usually you people working in there -
sometimes they're actually shaking.
It just makes me feel horrendous because I've been in that situation.
- Shirley Manson

I had to accept that I was an alcoholic,
that was the main thing.
I think you've got to.
But I try not say that I'm an alcoholic.
I prefer to say that it's a disease I've got.
- Paul Gascoigne

The main thing I do now is I coach kids,
and all of these stories along the way are based in reality.
- Craig Johnston

Maybe in a few months I can start to daydream if we
are still top of the league.
That is the main one for us.
- John Terry

My other Main Man is Muhamed Ali, for the obvious reasons.
- Randy Castillo

Fear is the main source of superstition,
and one of the main sources of cruelty.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell

Islam is a religion of success.
Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image,
in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating,
disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong

The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven,
but to get heaven into him.
- Thomas Hardy

Each of us seems to have a main focus,
a particular idea of practicality - a concept of 'what
we want out of life' against which we judge our experiences.
- Jane Roberts

My main worry is that after a certain point you become
so identified with a character and a series that you
might not be able to get work when your show goes off the air.
- Martin Milner

And that, to me, is the main attraction to comics.
It's an avenue to say what you want to say.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

We got to know the competition very well.
In the '50s popcorn made a big growth in sales.
Our main push was to produce the best quality and sell
in quality retail outlets.
- Orville Redenbacher

My doctor felt that the main contributing factor was
so many years of malnutrition,
especially during my formative years,
even before I got into modeling.
- Carre Otis

The main thing is that I've been studying composition for the last four years.
I'd say it's the life experience combined with the
lessons that enabled me to go much further.
- Kip Winger

I was gladly cuffed, shackled, loaded into the caged
bus and driven through the main gate of Bare Hill Correctional
Facility for what I pray to God will be forever.
- Jack Carroll

This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to
it is to know when to die.
- Will Rogers

Walt's idea was that - as soon as the people who were
dining got through their main course.
They were supposed to all be seated,
served at the same time,
when they got into the dessert.
- John Hench

Chiapas is probably the main concern I have right now for the planet.
- Edward James Olmos

I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi
which does not require main drainage.
- Alan Brien

I acted in junior high in the junior high school group,
and then when I got into senior high I was,
you know, the main actor of the senior high school.
- Richard Foreman

The main concern was making sure the kids didn't get caught in the middle.
- Hunter Tylo

I think the main thing was that the character couldn't
speak in regular language,
so he had to be mimed.
- Peter Mayhew

Well, I think probably the main reason people overeat is stress.
- Jenny Craig

There's no recovery on Main Street, I can tell you that for sure.
And in a re - in an economy like this,
we don't need to be raising anybody's taxes.
- Haley Barbour

But the main things about a man are his eyes and his feet.
He should be able to see the world and go after it.
- Alfred Doblin

Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals.
Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art.
The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
- John Ford

Well, that our main concern is that Iraq should not
become a divided country.
- Bulent Ecevit

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy,
but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is,
in the realm of symphonic pops.
- Doc Severinsen

It's always hard to predict what's coming up next.
My main guess is that content creators will increasingly
start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly.
- Bram Cohen

Fear is the main factor in Arab politics...
There is no Arab who is not harmed by Jews' entry into Palestine.
- Moshe Sharett

The main thing is that this band keeps going.
- Jerry Only

We felt it was very important for an entity like CCTV
to make its presence felt...
To generate a space and to define a space,
that is the main thing.
- Rem Koolhaas

The main thing in acting is honesty,
to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character.
You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
- Genevieve Bujold

My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby.
I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house,
I love cooking.
- Susan Hampshire

We shouldn't feel restricted by our sexuality,
and our sexuality doesn't have to be a cultural choice.
That's an amazing variety of music within those five main performers.
- Neil Tennant

But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement,
and depends for its growth on a people's entry into
the main current of world-events.
- Muhammed Iqbal

There is still a lot of misinformation being spread
about higher education funding arrangements under the new Act.
The students page on my website sets out the main points in the Act.
- Anne Campbell

One of the main points about travelling is to develop
in us a feeling of solidarity,
of that oneness without which no better world is possible.
- Ella Maillart

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition
into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it,
without anything just repeated patterns,
musical patterns.
- Terry Riley

Chasing the sensation.
Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever.
Those things had become my main focus in life.
- Rick Allen


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