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Politics and Leadership Quotes

A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. - John F. Kennedy The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, “What a dust do I raise!” - Aesop It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. - Aesop We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. - Aesop In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. - Great Law of the Iroquois There is a tide in the affairs of men. - Julius Caesar The truth is treason in the Empire of Lies. - Ron Paul One should not focus on the differences between people but look for commonality and similarity. - Theodore Levitt The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. - Ronald Reagan Superficial goals lead to superficial results. - Attila the Hun Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. - Winston Churchill Honor is doing the right thing, even when nobody is looking. - Unknown If a man is to shed the light of the Sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. - Romain Rolland Civil disobedience, that’s not our problem. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem. - Howard Zinn Man is free at the instant he wants to be. - Voltaire Great ideas alter the power balance in relationships. That’s why great ideas are initially resisted. - Hugh MacLeod People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. - Theodore Roosevelt A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. - Laozi If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me! - Francois De La Rochefoucauld No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. - Andrew Carnegie A group becomes a team when all members are sure enough of themselves and their contributions to praise the skill of others. - Norman Shidle Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. - Vince Lombardi He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. - Aristoteles A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. - Jim Rohn Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. - Plato Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. - Isaac Asimov