A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him.

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People never care how much you know until they know how much you care.

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We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice.

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Believing in people before they have proved themselves is the key to motivating people to reach their potential.

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We are to get wisdom and understanding, yet we are not to lean on it apart from the Lord.

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There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad.

'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.

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Positive thinking must be followed by positive doing.

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

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We are approved by God, we don

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Leaders who fail to prune their pride will meet demise.

That's not a guess, it's a guarantee. With pride, it's not a matter of 'if' we will fall, but 'when.' There are no exceptions.

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When a person starts to talk about their dreams, it's as if something bubbles up from within. Their eyes brighten, their face glows, and you can feel the excitement in their words.

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Time is more valuable than money, because time is irreplaceable.

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The best leaders are readers of people.

They have the intuitive ability to understand others by discerning how they feel and recognizing what they sense.

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People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.

About John C. Maxwell

Name John C. Maxwell
Quotes 93 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16
About John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 16 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services.
Top topics people, life, leaders, leader, person

People who add value to others do so intentionally.

I say that because to add value, leaders must give of themselves, and that rarely occurs by accident.

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A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow.

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Dividers seek to make themselves look or feel better by making others feel worse. They damage relationships, fracture teams and organizations, and create havoc in people's lives.

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Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision.

Visions don't change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.

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To remain a credible leader, I must always work first, hardest, and longest on changing myself. This is neither easy nor natural, but it is essential.

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The dreams and passions stored within hearts are powerful keys which can unlock a wealth of potential.

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A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him.

Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date.

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The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.

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Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.

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We all have done something unethical.

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All good leaders are connectors. They relate well and make people feel confident about themselves and their leader.

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Live to learn, and you will really learn to live.

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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

You can become a winner and help others do the same.

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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

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It seems the older you get, the more life comes into focus.

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Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today.

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Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.

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Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.

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Dreams dont work unless you do.

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.

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The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.

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We don't mature momentarily, but over the long-term.

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If you are a parent, you have probably already realized that your children are always watching what you do. And just as children watch their parents and emulate their behavior, so do employees who are watching their bosses.

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For more than a decade, I led an organization that put on an elaborate Christmas program each December. It was a big production, with over 250 people participating in more than 20 performances. By the end of the season, everyone who participated was exhausted.

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Ranking among the greatest Christmas movie classics, 'It's a Wonderful Life' tells a beautiful story about the priceless value of relationships.

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People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Everyone has the potential to become an encourager.

You don't have to be rich. You don't have to be a genius. You don't have to have it all together. All you have to do is care about people and initiate.

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Good thinkers always prime the pump of ideas.

They always look for things to get the thinking process started, because what you put in always impacts what comes out.

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When you are full of pride on the inside, it makes you stiff, stubborn, and creates strife with others.

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A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

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To add value to others, one must first value others.

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Have the humility to learn from those around you.

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Exceptionally hard decisions can deplete your energy to the point at which you finally cave in. If you mentally crumble and degenerate into negative thinking, you'll magnify the problem to the point where it can haunt you.

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The first time you say something, it's heard.

The second time, it's recognized, and the third time it's learned.

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Life can be boring unless you put some effort into it.

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Self-centered leaders manipulate when they move people for personal benefit.

Mature leaders motivate by moving people for mutual benefit.

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Positional leaders ignore the fact that every person has hopes, dreams, desires, and goals of his own. And leaders must bring their vision and the aspirations of the people they lead together in a way that benefits everyone.

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Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.

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People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.

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Most people don't like change. They revolt against it unless they can clearly see the advantage it brings. For that reason, when good leaders prepare to take action or make changes, they take people through a process to get them ready for it.

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