John C. Maxwell Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john c. maxwell quotes, john c. maxwell sayings, and john c. maxwell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If you aren't making any mistakes, it's a sure sign you're playing it too safe.     

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

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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.     

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

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A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.     

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To gain credibility, you must consistently demonstrate three things: Initiative: You have to get up to go up. Sacrifice: You have to give up to go up. Maturity: You have to grow up to go up. If you show the way, people will want to follow you. The higher you go, the greater the number of people who will be willing to travel with you.     

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Credibility is a leader's currency. With it, he or she is solvent; without it, he or she is bankrupt.     

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A highly credible leader under promises and over delivers.     

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It's better to prepare than to repair.     

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Ordinary people with commitment can make an extraordinary impact on the their world.     

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A person with an outstanding attitude makes the best of it while he gets the worst of it.     

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The smartest person in the room is never as smart as all the people in the room.     

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Tenacious people don't rely on luck, fate, or destiny for their success. And when conditions become difficult, they keep working.     

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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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We have to pick and choose between good and a little bit better.     

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The leader's attitude helps determine the attitudes of the followers.     

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Your attitude determines your actions, and your actions determine your accomplishment.     

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Leadership ability determines a person's level of effectiveness.     

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Personnel determines the potential of the team. Vision determines the direction of the team. Work ethic determines the preparation of the team. Leadership determines the success of the team.     

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The only thing a title can buy is a little time-either to increase your level of influence with others or to undermine it.     

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No matter your title, people will not follow you if they don't trust you.     

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Brokenness involves removing inappropriate pride and self-reliance and building healthy God-reliance.     

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If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.     

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Don't ever be impressed with goal setting. Be impressed with goal getting.     

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You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.     

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Make personal growth a daily priority.     

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The better you are at surrounding yourself with people of high potential, the greater your chance for success.     

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As negative thoughts produce negative actions, so positive thoughts produce positive actions.      

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You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.      

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Changing your attitude from self-centerdness to understanding requires desire and commitment to always try to see things from the other persons point of view.      

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