Sean Covey Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Sean Covey
  1. #1
    “Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?”
  2. #2
    “We are free to choose our paths, but we can’t choose the consequences that come with them.”
  3. #3
  4. #4
    “Instead of playing to win, I was playing not to lose. It reminds me of the story I once heard about two friends being chased by a bear, when one turned to the other and said, ‘I just realized that I don’t need to outrun the bear; I only need to outrun you.‘”
  5. #5
    “Don’t wait until people are dead to give them flowers.”
  6. #6
    “If you could envision the type of person God intended you to be, you would rise up and never be the same again.”
  1. #7
    “Education must be a lifelong pursuit. The person who doesn’t read is not better off than the person who can’t.”
  2. #8
    “If you base your identity on having friends, being accepted, and being popular, you may find yourself compromising your standards or changing them every weekend to accommodate your friends.”
  3. #9
    “Small changes can make huge destination differences.”
  4. #10
    “Honesty is always the best policy, even when it’s not the trend.”
  5. #11
    “All the events of your past have formed a lens, or paradigm, through which you see the world. And since no one’s past is exactly like anyone else’s, no two people see alike.”
  6. #12
    “I like how Mother Teresa put it: ‘Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.’ If you approach life this way, always looking for ways to build instead of to tear down, you’ll be amazed at how much happiness you can give to others and find for yourself.”
  1. #13
    “It’s especially hard to admit that you made a mistake to your parents, because, of course, you know so much more than they do.”
  2. #14
    “If you decide to just go with the flow, you’ll end up where the flow goes, which is usually downhill, often leading to a big pile of sludge and a life of unhappiness. You’ll end up doing what everyone else is doing.”
  3. #15
    “A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.”
  4. #16
    “Now think deeply. What have you done with your life over the past year? How do you feel inside?”
  5. #17
    “These problems are real, and you can’t turn off real life. So I won’t try. Instead, I’ll give you a set of tools to help you deal with real life.”
  6. #18
    “My dad told me that when I was born my cheeks were so fat the doctors didn’t know which end to spank.”
  7. #19
    “We first make our habits, then our habits make us. -ENGLISH POET.”
  8. #20
    “So often, in our quest to be more popular and to be part of the ‘in-group,’ we lose sight of things that are far more important . . .”
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