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Leader Quotes

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The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Motivational Business Leadership

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

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.
- Lao Tzu

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

 

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

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

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About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

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

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
- Mary Kay Ash

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out,
starting with himself.
- Blaine Lee

The task of the leader is to get his people from where
they are to where they have not been.
- Henry A. Kissinger

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

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
- Tacitus

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
- Margaret Fuller

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind
him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippmann

The day before the anniversary of D-Day,
we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed
by none as a leader in the cause of freedom:
Ronald Reagan.
- Mac Thornberry

People have said I'm the candidate of anger.
Well, we have a right to be angry.
We lost 3 million jobs.
We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.
- Howard Dean

And you cannot have a socialist revolution commandeered from the top,
ordered around by some omniscient leader or group of leaders.
- Ernest Mandel

You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.
It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
- Warren G. Bennis

I'm a shepherd, not a sheep, and I've always prided
myself on being a leader and not a follower.
- Dustin Diamond

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
- Ray Kroc

To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you,
and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he is going.
- Joe Namath

It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader.
Even when - perhaps especially when -
you don't feel like being a leader.
- Bill Owens

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader,
just by example.
- Joe DiMaggio

My own reaction from a distance is that Pol Pot's demise
as the leader of the Khmer Rouge was inevitable,
and that his own paranoia did him in as much as anything else.
- Sydney Schanberg

No amount of study or learning will make a man a leader
unless he has the natural qualities of one.
- Archibald Wavell

Robespierre, however, was not the type of leader finally
destined to emerge from the Revolution.
- Irving Babbitt

On the other hand, if the free world is concerned with
how a new Palestinian leader governs,
then the peace process will have a real chance to succeed.
- Natan Sharansky

Leadership is an active role; 'lead' is a verb.
But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout,
and in a powerful hurry.
- Bill Owens

Now I have known Sen.
Bill Frist, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate,
since he was born.
- John Jay Hooker

A leader takes people where they want to go.
A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go,
but ought to be.
- Rosalynn Carter

The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
- Warren G. Bennis

I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the
subject of the sculptural pedestal,
which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal -
the great leader.
- Edward Tufte

Franklin Roosevelt was a great leader.
He saw how to use the levers of power to affect change.
- Pete du Pont

A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility.
Muslim countries won't talk to you.
- Geena Davis

To its great credit, Wimbledon has been a leader in
bringing about change and improvement in the sport.
- Fred Perry

I'm quite modest.
I don't want to tell people I'm a leader.
- Pol Pot

At the end of the day, we need a leader who thinks
with his head but leads with his heart.
- Gresham Barrett

There's no deep bench there, Mahmoud Abbas is,
I think, the best leader of the Palestinians we could field.
- Jane Harman

Obama likes to quote great men but will never be a great man himself.
I can't stand it when our leader goes around apologizing for who we are.
- Joe Wurzelbacher

The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a
wreck being towed to the scrap heap.
- Ayn Rand

If there is no certain reality, the idea of following
a leader must be scrutinized.
- Marguerite Young

You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you,
unless you know how to follow, too.
- Sam Rayburn

I'm really thankful and complimented when people come to me and say,
thank you for the great times for all these years.
But I don't think about it as being a leader.
- Bill Kreutzmann

From warriors ravens grew red And with their leader a host attacked.
- Taliesin

Any time the country is split 50/50,
the leader is wrong.
- Charles Evers

Sometime I wish the aliens would abduct me and crown me as their leader.
- George Noory

Our mail product, Hotmail, is the market leader globally.
- Steve Ballmer

In America, public opinion is the leader.
- Frances Perkins

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.
- James Callaghan

Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel,
not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of
our future as the world's economic leader.
- Judy Biggert

A leader who confines his role to his people's experience
dooms himself to stagnation;
a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs
the risk of not being understood.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

I am not the kind of leader who pontificates about what should be done -
I don't operate on scenarios,
and I am not a prophet.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love.
To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone -
even to himself.
- Andre Malraux

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
- Albert Camus

In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity,
we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science.
- Kenny Marchant


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