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The Main Thing is to Keep
by Stephen Covey

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey


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The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

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.
- Stephen Covey


 

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

The essence of all religions is One.
Surrender is the main duty of everyone.
Surrender means the feeling of oneness,
I and God are One. Why?
The reason is that the One
who is present in you is present in me.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it.
You've got everything except one thing: madness!
- the movie Zorba The Greek

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.
I know because I've done it thousands of times.
- Mark Twain

Don't expect me to get excited over
another damn thing we need to find.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

There is only one thing about which I am certain,
and that is that there is very little
about which one can be certain.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.
- George Carlin

She drove me to drink.
That's the one thing I'm indebted to her for.
- the movie Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.
- Winston Churchill

If Christ were here now there is one thing
he would not be - a Christian.
- Mark Twain

If you want total security, go to prison.
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

You can always do one thing less than you think you can.
- Anonymous

Smile first thing in the morning. Get it over with.
- W. C. Fields

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing
for most of us that it is not.
- Oscar Wilde

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
- Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing
if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
- Albert Einstein

Always do the right thing.
It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
- Albert Einstein

The most difficult thing in the world
is to know how to do a thing
and to watch somebody else doing it wrong,
without comment.
- Theodore. H. White

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best thing about the future is
that it comes one day at a time.
- Abraham Lincoln

I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations...
The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts.
They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
- Winston Churchill

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW
is only a small step and quickly taken.
- Mark Twain

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
- Albert Einstein

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror
which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
- Plato

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer


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