Quotes by 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."

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

"Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be."

"Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships."

"Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important."

Books by Stephen R. Covey

  • First Things First
  • 38,174 ratings
  • January 17th 1996 by Free Press

    (first published September 1st 1993)

Stephen R. Covey
  • Stephen R. Covey

  • Date of birth: October 24, 1932
  • Died: July 16, 2012
  • Born: in Salt Lake City, Utah, The United States.

  • Description: Stephen Richards Covey was the author of the best-selling book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". Other books he wrote include "First Things First", "Principle-Centered Leadership", and "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families". In 2004, Covey released "The 8th Habit". In 2008, Covey released "The Leader In Me—How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time". He was also a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. You can purchase Stephen R. Covey's books and audios at http://www.7habitsstore.comCovey died at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on July 16, 2012, due to complications from a bicycle accident he suffered the previous April.