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.


The experience of pain or loss can be a formidably motivating force.      

John C. Maxwell

If you want to make a positive impact, no matter how far-reaching, start at home. Treat your family members like treasures.     

John C. Maxwell

Leaders need to remember that the point of leading is not to cross the finish line first. It's to take people across the finish line with you. For that reason, leaders must deliberately slow their pace, stay connected to their people, enlist others to help fulfill the vision, and keep people going. You can't do that if you're running too far ahead of your people.      

John C. Maxwell

Profile of a winning team - They play to win. They have a winning attitude. They keep improving. They make their teammates more successful.     

John C. Maxwell

We over-exaggerate yesterday. We either think it was better or worse than it was - you know, the good old days. We over-estimate tomorrow; we think we can do more than we can - always. And that's why we put off everything till tomorrow.     

John C. Maxwell

Pastors need to find their place in the community of believers by spending time with God.     

John C. Maxwell

For pastors who have a dream and who are walking in obedience but still don't have the resources they need, don't worry. Keep walking in obedience.     

John C. Maxwell

You have to show people how much you care about them before you can teach them anything.      

John C. Maxwell

The whole idea of motivation is a trap, forget motivation, just do it.     

John C. Maxwell

Momentum solves 80% of your problems.     

John C. Maxwell

Commitment comes as a result of choice, not conditions.     

John C. Maxwell

Relational skills are the most important abilities in leadership.     

John C. Maxwell

Disappointment is the gap that exists between expectation and reality.     

John C. Maxwell

While a good leader sustains momentum, a great leader increases it.     

John C. Maxwell

A good leader encourages followers to tell him what he needs to know, not what he wants to hear.     

John C. Maxwell

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

John C. Maxwell

Good leaders must communicate vision clearly, creatively, and continually. However, the vision doesn't come alive until the leader models it.     

John C. Maxwell

Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.     

John C. Maxwell

Make personal growth a daily priority.     

John C. Maxwell

Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit.     

John C. Maxwell

A mistake is a stepping stone to success.     

John C. Maxwell

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

John C. Maxwell

Every person has a longing to be significant; to make a contribution; to be a part of something noble and purposeful.     

John C. Maxwell

Change means traveling in uncharted waters and this causes our securities to rise.     

John C. Maxwell

Discontent with the status quo is a great catalyst for vision.     

John C. Maxwell

Discontent with the status quo is a great catalyst for vision.     

John C. Maxwell

The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning, and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence.     

John C. Maxwell

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.     

John C. Maxwell

If you want to be a sharp thinker, be around sharp people.     

John C. Maxwell

Every major difficulty you face in life is a fork in the road. You choose which track you will head down, toward breakdown or breakthrough.      

John C. Maxwell