Quotes by John C. Maxwell


A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
– John C. Maxwell
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
– John C. Maxwell
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.
– John C. Maxwell
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
– John C. Maxwell
The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.
– John C. Maxwell
We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice.
– John C. Maxwell
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
– John C. Maxwell
The first time you say something, it's heard. The second time, it's recognized, and the third time it's learned.
– John C. Maxwell
Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.
– John C. Maxwell
Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.
– John C. Maxwell
People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
– John C. Maxwell
Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.
– John C. Maxwell
Leadership is influence.
– John C. Maxwell
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
– John C. Maxwell