24 Motivational Quotes by Stephen R. Covey on Habits

Date and place of birth: October 24, 1932, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Date and place of death: July 16, 2012, Idaho, USA


Short Biography


Dr. Stephen R. Covey is a respected international leadership authority, family expert, educator, corporate consultant, and author who has dedicated his life to teaching principles-centered life and leadership.


Dr. Covey, in addition to being the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which is known as "The Most Influential Book of the Twentieth Century in the Business World"; he is also the author of the books titled: The 8th Habit, First Things First and Principle-Centered Leadership.


In 2002, Forbes Magazine declared its book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as "one of the best 10 books of all time in management". First Things First sold more than 2 million copies and became the best-selling time management book of all time, according to Simon&Schuster.

Stephen R. Covey Quotes


“We are free to choose our actions, but we are not free to choose the consequences of these actions.” /Stephen R. Covey
“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” /Stephen R. Covey
“Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. So love her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her.” /Stephen R. Covey
“The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” /Stephen R. Covey
“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise.” /Stephen R. Covey
“That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.” /Stephen R. Covey
“If you want to have a more pleasant,cooperative teenager, be a more understanding, emphatic, consistent, loving parent.” /Stephen R. Covey
“All the well-meaning advice in the world won't amount to a hill of beans if we're not even addressing the real problem.” /Stephen R. Covey
“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.” /Stephen R. Covey