"When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home's potential for positive influence."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Stephen Covey on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Stephen Covey on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Stephen Covey on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Stephen Covey on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Stephen Covey on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems."
"There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles."
"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."
"In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do."