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Famous Leadership Quotes

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Harold R. McAlindon

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader. – Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him. – General Douglas MacArthur

The real leader has no need to lead– he is content to point the way. – Henry Miller

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves. – Lao Tzu

A leader is a dealer in hope. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don’t take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world. – Noah Porter

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. – Aristotle

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr. (from Christian Leadership World)

Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm. – Publilius Syrus

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. – George Patton

Where there is no vision, the people perish. – Proverb

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points. –Horace

In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer. – Henry W. Longfellow

I light my candle from their torches. – Robert Burton

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. – Woodrow Wilson

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed. – Publius Syrus

A bold onset is half the battle. – Giuseppe Garibaldi

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved. – Cornelius Nepos

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose’s egg. – James Thomas

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small. – Edmund Spenser

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command. – Solon

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. – Napoleon Bonaparte

No man can stand on top because he is put there. – H. H. Vreeland

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. – Ovid

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy. – Seneca

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. – Abraham Lincoln

What you cannot enforce do not command. – Sophocles

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place. – Philip Armour

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. – Friedrich Nietzsche

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.) – Latin Proverb

Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself. – Thomas Carlyle

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. – Polybius

Patience Quotes

– “Patience is the art of hoping.” – Luc De Vauvanargues

– “Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.” – Mac McCleary

– “Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off.” – Unknown

– “Beware the fury of a patient man.” – John Dryden, Absolam and Achitophel, 1680

– “Patience: A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.” – Ambrose Bierce

– “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones

– “Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.” – George-Louis de Buffon

– “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

– “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

– “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – St. Augustine

– “Patience is also a form of action.” – Auguste Rodin

Leadership Quotes

When the best leader’s work is done the people say, “We did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

Your example is far more influential and inspiring than any words of instruction, or threats, or even words of encouragement. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership. – Dwight Eisenhower

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. – Robert E. Lee

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off. – LtG. Hal Moore

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. – Colin Powell

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn’t dance. – Miyagi: character in movie The Next Karate Kid

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? – Abraham Lincoln

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. – Victor Hugo

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have. – Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. – George S. Patton

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? – Benjamin Disraeli

Lead, follow, or get out of the way. – Thomas Paine

The art of leadership… consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. – Adolf Hitler

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. – John Wooden

Being a leader is like being a lady, if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren’t. – Margaret Thatcher

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. – Bill Gates

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit. – Anonymous

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. – Theodore Hesburgh

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action. – Unknown

When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams, you can enroll the world. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. – Jack Welch