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The Main Thing is to Keep
by Stephen Covey

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Values Live-By Focus Attention Success Purpose

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm very much in favor of focused responsibility,
and so in the main areas that I'm worried about,
I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area.
- Warren Christopher

It was supposed to be in the second street project for Main Street.
But who knows? Maybe it will be built one of these days.
We never throw away any idea.
- John Hench

The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the
tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.
- Gene Tierney

You get what you concentrate upon...
there is no other main rule.
- 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

I think I'm in a really nice position,
where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one,
but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs.
- Chris Isaak

My main interest, however, was in economics,
not law.
- Merton Miller

Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.
- Jack Kent Cooke

The main part of intellectual education is not the
acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The main advantage of the omniscient approach is that
it's the easiest to handle.
That's the major reason so many writers select it.
- Arthur Herzog

I am convinced that the modular structure of the Mir
will be the main trend in manned orbital stations development in the next century.
- Valentina Tereshkova

The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings.
I know for some this is a hard argument to accept,
but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.
- Grace Slick

The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.
- Charles Barkley

The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools
of as many men as possible.
- Bernard Baruch

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

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

Composers, like authors, have a lot in common.
Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally.
- Ken Hill

Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy...
in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction,
which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature.
- David Brin

One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country.
- Danny Glover

I guess when you turn off the main road,
you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.
- Stephen King

The nature of our two main political parties has changed in the United States.
- Roger Mahony

Some of us are like a shovel brigade that follow a
parade down Main Street cleaning up.
- Donald T. Regan

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
- John Wooden

In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood,
the atmosphere.
And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

The soldier's main enemy is not the opposing soldier,
but his own commander.
- Ramman Kenoun

John's time and effort were, in the main,
spent on pretty honorable stuff.
As for the other side, well, nobody's perfect,
nobody's Jesus.
And look what they did to him.
- Paul McCartney

A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose
main enjoyment is winning.
- Chuck Noll

Back in the day, a pair of tight jeans was enough to
earn a girl a bad reputation.
Now slutty has gone Main Street.
- Linda Chavez

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
- H. L. Mencken

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic
and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us,
no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.
- Henri Bergson

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man...
not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
- Jean Genet

My main graduate training was received at the University
of Chicago from which I received the Ph.D.
in 1938.
- George Stigler

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 hope for myself is to be where I am.
- Woody Harrelson

By keeping my hand in that, it's the way I keep learning.
The main way you learn in medicine is by practicing
and working with patients.
- Andrew Weil

All the stories I'll ever need are right here on Main Street.
- Robert Cormier

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

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

Oakley and Burton have been my main sponsors since '87.
I've been riding for both of them.
- Craig Kelly

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

The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven,
which was the main teaching of Jesus,
is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines
that ever stirred and changed human thought.
- H. G. Wells

Human behavior flows from three main sources:
desire,
emotion, and knowledge.
- Plato

Most people have never learned that one of the main
aims in life is to enjoy it.
- Samuel Butler


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