Quotes about Leadership

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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 

Men are governed only by serving them; the rule is without exception.
V. Cousin

The real leader has no need to lead--
he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

Be known for pleasing others, espcecially if you govern them...Ruling other has one advantage: you can do more good than anyone else.
Baltasar Gracián

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

There is always room for a man of force and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers and the best heads among them take the best places.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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.

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
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George Patton
(from Big Dog's Quotes)
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Proverbs 29:18
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
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.
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.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Abraham Lincoln
What you cannot enforce /
Do not command.

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.

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