John C. Maxwell Quotes

We cannot choose how many years we will live, but we can choose how much life those years will have. We cannot control the beauty of our face, but we can control the expression on it. We cannot control life’s difficult moments but we can choose to make life less difficult. We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world, but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. Too often we try to choose and control things we cannot. Too seldom we choose to control what we can … our attitude.


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

Give God the first part of every day. Give God the first day of every week. Give God the first portion of your income. Give God the first consideration in every decision. Give God the first place in your life.

People can open doors for you, but you … must walk through.

The more you do, the more you fail. The more you fail, the more you learn. The more you learn, the better you get.

You never display your character more clearly than when you speak about the character of others.

Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today.

Your attitude is either your best friend or your worst enemy, your
greatest asset or your greatest liability

if you don’t have peace, it isn’t because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.

You’ll never find out what you can do, until you do all you can to find out

Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.

Successful people don’t have any fewer problems than unsuccessful people; they just have a different mindset in dealing with them.

Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.

It’s better to prepare than to repair.

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

When the leader lacks confidence, the followers lack commitment.

The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it.

Make personal growth a daily priority.

The best way to help people is to see the best in them.

Attitude is the first quality that marks the successful man. If he has a positive attitude and is a positive thinker, who likes challenges and difficult situations, then he has half his success achieved.

The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday.

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

The difference between where we are and where we want to be is created by the changes we are willing to make in our lives. When you want something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done to get it.

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.