The best Quotes by John C. Maxwell

The best Quotes by John C. Maxwell

John Calvin Maxwell (born February 20, 1947) is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership.

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.
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A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
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A true leader does what is right, no matter what others think.
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Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
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Only the most broken people can be great leaders.
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Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
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Leaders always step up, regardless of the circumstances.
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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
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No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
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Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
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Great leaders have to know when to divide that line from being selfless to being selfish.
There are two different types of leader. A person can either be like a thermometer or a thermostat. A thermometer will tell you what the temperature is. A thermostat will not only tell you what the temperature is, but it'll move you to the temperature you need to get to.
Elrond: "It's hard to see what is right when friendship and duty are mingled."
Gil-galad: "Such is the burden of those who lead and those who would seek to."
"You see, Momo," he told her one day, "it's like this: Sometimes, when you've a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept."
He gazed silently into space before continuing.
"And then you start to hurry," he went on. "You work faster and faster, and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you're out of breath and have to stop - and still the street stretches away in front of you. That's not the way to do it."

He pondered a while. Then he said, "You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else."
Again he paused for thought before adding, "That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that's how it ought to be."
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We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.
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But time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart.
Michael Ende in Momo - und die grauen Herren
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Go find something that you haven't done before. Don't do the same thing over and over again.
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The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
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The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
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I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do.
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It's cute how I used to think this 'barely holding it together' feeling was temporary.
Tomorrow is gonna be just like today, and I know that because today is just like yesterday.
Amy Sosa in Superstore - Season 1 Episode 1
I'm just looking to get through the day.
Think ahead. Don't let day-to-day operations drive out planning.
I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.
The greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.
It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.
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When dreaming we enter a world, that's entirely our own.
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Well, there's one thing: they can't order me to stop dreaming.
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Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?
Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness
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All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.
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At some point maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves that reality is better. We convince ourselves it's better that we never dream at all. But, the strongest of us, the most determined of us, holds on to the dream or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We wake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful. And, if we're lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life the true dream is being able to dream at all.
Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy - Season 3 Episode 23
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If you can dream it, you can do it!
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep.
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Rapunzel: "What if it's not everything that I dreamed it would be?"
Flynn: "It will be."
Rapunzel: "And what if it is? What do I do then?"
Flynn: "That's the good part, I guess. You get to go find a new dream."
Flynn Rider in Tangled
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Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.
Cobb in Inception
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I tried phone sex - it gave me an ear infection.

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