The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Quotes

It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of the mind, mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of the heart, the ill intention, the bad motives, the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.

It’s not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.

Courage isn’t absenct of fear, it is the awareness that something else is important

Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.

If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control – myself.

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.

We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.

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.

Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It’s not logical; it’s psychological.